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

                                   Mar.    June    Sept.   Dec.    Mar.   Mar.   June   Sept.  Dec.   Mar.  
                                   2016    2016    2016    2016    2017   2016   2016   2016   2016   2017
Total private by firm(1)

Gross job gains                   5,743   6,051   6,229   5,920   5,952    4.8    5.1    5.2    4.9    4.9
 At expanding firms               4,837   5,149   5,271   4,976   5,026    4.0    4.3    4.4    4.1    4.1
 At opening firms                   906     902     958     944     926     .8     .8     .8     .8     .8

Gross job losses                  5,470   5,751   5,564   5,594   5,266    4.6    4.8    4.6    4.6    4.4
 At contracting firms             4,624   4,837   4,713   4,734   4,442    3.9    4.0    3.9    3.9    3.7
 At closing firms                   846     914     851     860     824     .7     .8     .7     .7     .7

Net employment change               273     300     665     326     686     .2     .3     .6     .3     .5


Firm size 1 to 49 employees

Gross job gains                   3,124   3,125   3,135   3,076   3,206    9.3    9.3    9.3    9.1    9.4
 At expanding firms               2,253   2,264   2,219   2,171   2,316    6.7    6.7    6.6    6.4    6.8
 At opening firms                   871     861     916     905     890    2.6    2.6    2.7    2.7    2.6

Gross job losses                  2,904   3,061   2,988   2,988   2,837    8.6    9.1    8.8    8.8    8.3
 At contracting firms             2,091   2,189   2,171   2,163   2,042    6.2    6.5    6.4    6.4    6.0
 At closing firms                   813     872     817     825     795    2.4    2.6    2.4    2.4    2.3

Net employment change               220      64     147      88     369     .7     .2     .5     .3    1.1


Firm size 50 to 249 employees

Gross job gains                   1,015   1,109   1,080   1,033   1,077    4.6    5.1    5.0    4.8    4.9
 At expanding firms                 984   1,072   1,042     997   1,046    4.5    4.9    4.8    4.6    4.8
 At opening firms                    31      37      38      36      31     .1     .2     .2     .2     .1

Gross job losses                    955     993   1,000     981     880    4.4    4.6    4.6    4.5    4.0
 At contracting firms               926     960     970     951     854    4.3    4.4    4.5    4.4    3.9
 At closing firms                    29      33      30      30      26     .1     .2     .1     .1     .1

Net employment change                60     116      80      52     197     .2     .5     .4     .3     .9


Firm size 250 or more employees

Gross job gains                   1,604   1,817   2,014   1,811   1,669    2.5    2.8    3.1    2.8    2.5
 At expanding firms               1,600   1,813   2,010   1,808   1,664    2.5    2.8    3.1    2.8    2.5
 At opening firms                     4       4       4       3       5     .0     .0     .0     .0     .0

Gross job losses                  1,611   1,697   1,576   1,625   1,549    2.5    2.6    2.4    2.5    2.4
 At contracting firms             1,607   1,688   1,572   1,620   1,546    2.5    2.6    2.4    2.5    2.4
 At closing firms                     4       9       4       5       3     .0     .0     .0     .0     .0

Net employment change                -7     120     438     186     120     .0     .2     .7     .3     .1


(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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