Table 5. Components of private sector gross job gains and losses by firm size, seasonally adjusted

Table 5. Components of private sector gross job gains and losses by firm size, seasonally adjusted

                                      Gross job gains and job losses      Gross job gains and job losses
                                           (in thousands)                   as a percent of employment

    Category                                 3 months ended                      3 months ended

                                   Sept.   Dec.    Mar.    June    Sept.  Sept.  Dec.   Mar.   June   Sept. 
                                   2015    2015    2016    2016    2016   2015   2015   2016   2016   2016
Total private by firm(1)

Gross job gains                   5,898   6,258   5,624   6,072   6,223    5.0    5.3    4.7    5.1    5.2
 At expanding firms               5,010   5,295   4,790   5,149   5,283    4.2    4.5    4.0    4.3    4.4
 At opening firms                   888     963     834     923     940     .8     .8     .7     .8     .8

Gross job losses                  5,501   5,376   5,400   5,770   5,542    4.7    4.5    4.5    4.8    4.6
 At contracting firms             4,675   4,528   4,579   4,842   4,692    4.0    3.8    3.8    4.0    3.9
 At closing firms                   826     848     821     928     850     .7     .7     .7     .8     .7

Net employment change               397     882     224     302     681     .3     .8     .2     .3     .6


Firm size 1 to 49 employees

Gross job gains                   3,040   3,179   3,020   3,133   3,106    9.2    9.5    9.0    9.3    9.3
 At expanding firms               2,191   2,265   2,218   2,253   2,208    6.6    6.8    6.6    6.7    6.6
 At opening firms                   849     914     802     880     898    2.6    2.7    2.4    2.6    2.7

Gross job losses                  2,926   2,932   2,845   3,061   2,973    8.8    8.8    8.4    9.1    8.8
 At contracting firms             2,139   2,123   2,057   2,175   2,157    6.4    6.4    6.1    6.5    6.4
 At closing firms                   787     809     788     886     816    2.4    2.4    2.3    2.6    2.4

Net employment change               114     247     175      72     133     .4     .7     .6     .2     .5


Firm size 50 to 249 employees

Gross job gains                   1,038   1,075   1,002   1,111   1,082    4.8    5.0    4.6    5.1    5.0
 At expanding firms               1,002   1,041     974   1,072   1,044    4.6    4.8    4.5    4.9    4.8
 At opening firms                    36      34      28      39      38     .2     .2     .1     .2     .2

Gross job losses                    980     977     945     995     998    4.5    4.6    4.3    4.6    4.6
 At contracting firms               952     943     917     962     969    4.4    4.4    4.2    4.4    4.5
 At closing firms                    28      34      28      33      29     .1     .2     .1     .2     .1

Net employment change                58      98      57     116      84     .3     .4     .3     .5     .4


Firm size 250 or more employees

Gross job gains                   1,820   2,004   1,602   1,828   2,035    2.9    3.1    2.5    2.8    3.1
 At expanding firms               1,817   1,989   1,598   1,824   2,031    2.9    3.1    2.5    2.8    3.1
 At opening firms                     3      15       4       4       4     .0     .0     .0     .0     .0

Gross job losses                  1,595   1,467   1,610   1,714   1,571    2.5    2.3    2.5    2.6    2.4
 At contracting firms             1,584   1,462   1,605   1,705   1,566    2.5    2.3    2.5    2.6    2.4
 At closing firms                    11       5       5       9       5     .0     .0     .0     .0     .0

Net employment change               225     537      -8     114     464     .4     .8     .0     .2     .7


(1) Total gross job gains and gross job losses by firm are lower
    than total gross job gains and gross job losses by establishment,
    as some establishment gains and losses within a firm are offset during the aggregation process.

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