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Table 3. Private sector gross job gains and losses by industry, seasonally adjusted

Table 3. Private sector gross job gains and losses by industry, 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

                                   June     Sept.    Dec.     Mar.     June    June    Sept.   Dec.    Mar.    June
                                   2017     2017     2017     2018     2018    2017    2017    2017    2018    2018
Total private(1)

Gross job gains                   7,624    7,311    7,826    7,406    7,639     6.2     6.0     6.4     6.0     6.1
 At expanding establishments      6,255    5,959    6,383    6,071    6,245     5.1     4.9     5.2     4.9     5.0
 At opening establishments        1,369    1,352    1,443    1,335    1,394     1.1     1.1     1.2     1.1     1.1
Gross job losses                  7,161    7,404    6,847    6,666    7,202     5.8     6.1     5.6     5.4     5.8
 At contracting establishments    5,889    6,106    5,547    5,526    5,942     4.8     5.0     4.5     4.5     4.8
 At closing establishments        1,272    1,298    1,300    1,140    1,260     1.0     1.1     1.1     0.9     1.0
Net employment change               463      -93      979      740      437     0.4    -0.1     0.8     0.6     0.3

Goods-producing

Gross job gains                   1,400    1,271    1,435    1,390    1,398     6.6     6.0     6.8     6.4     6.4
 At expanding establishments      1,205    1,083    1,226    1,200    1,208     5.7     5.1     5.8     5.5     5.5
 At opening establishments          195      188      209      190      190     0.9     0.9     1.0     0.9     0.9
Gross job losses                  1,295    1,331    1,233    1,174    1,256     6.0     6.3     5.8     5.4     5.7
 At contracting establishments    1,094    1,129    1,039      997    1,058     5.1     5.3     4.9     4.6     4.8
 At closing establishments          201      202      194      177      198     0.9     1.0     0.9     0.8     0.9
Net employment change               105      -60      202      216      142     0.6    -0.3     1.0     1.0     0.7

Natural resources and mining

Gross job gains                     270      253      256      254      275    14.4    13.6    13.5    13.2    14.2
 At expanding establishments        237      220      223      224      241    12.6    11.8    11.8    11.6    12.4
 At opening establishments           33       33       33       30       34     1.8     1.8     1.7     1.6     1.8
Gross job losses                    263      243      258      236      247    14.0    13.0    13.6    12.3    12.8
 At contracting establishments      225      212      227      206      213    12.0    11.3    12.0    10.7    11.0
 At closing establishments           38       31       31       30       34     2.0     1.7     1.6     1.6     1.8
Net employment change                 7       10       -2       18       28     0.4     0.6    -0.1     0.9     1.4

Construction

Gross job gains                     686      622      719      716      685     9.9     9.0    10.4    10.0     9.5
 At expanding establishments        563      504      582      590      563     8.1     7.3     8.4     8.2     7.8
 At opening establishments          123      118      137      126      122     1.8     1.7     2.0     1.8     1.7
Gross job losses                    641      663      608      584      634     9.3     9.6     8.8     8.1     8.7
 At contracting establishments      525      541      491      476      515     7.6     7.8     7.1     6.6     7.1
 At closing establishments          116      122      117      108      119     1.7     1.8     1.7     1.5     1.6
Net employment change                45      -41      111      132       51     0.6    -0.6     1.6     1.9     0.8

Manufacturing

Gross job gains                     444      396      460      420      438     3.6     3.2     3.7     3.4     3.5
 At expanding establishments        405      359      421      386      404     3.3     2.9     3.4     3.1     3.2
 At opening establishments           39       37       39       34       34     0.3     0.3     0.3     0.3     0.3
Gross job losses                    391      425      367      354      375     3.2     3.4     3.0     2.8     3.0
 At contracting establishments      344      376      321      315      330     2.8     3.0     2.6     2.5     2.6
 At closing establishments           47       49       46       39       45     0.4     0.4     0.4     0.3     0.4
Net employment change                53      -29       93       66       63     0.4    -0.2     0.7     0.6     0.5

Service-providing(1)

Gross job gains                   6,224    6,040    6,391    6,016    6,241     6.2     6.0     6.3     5.9     6.1
 At expanding establishments      5,050    4,876    5,157    4,871    5,037     5.0     4.8     5.1     4.8     4.9
 At opening establishments        1,174    1,164    1,234    1,145    1,204     1.2     1.2     1.2     1.1     1.2
Gross job losses                  5,866    6,073    5,614    5,492    5,946     5.9     6.0     5.5     5.3     5.8
 At contracting establishments    4,795    4,977    4,508    4,529    4,884     4.8     4.9     4.4     4.4     4.8
 At closing establishments        1,071    1,096    1,106      963    1,062     1.1     1.1     1.1     0.9     1.0
Net employment change               358      -33      777      524      295     0.3     0.0     0.8     0.6     0.3

Wholesale trade

Gross job gains                     284      270      280      263      273     4.8     4.6     4.7     4.5     4.7
 At expanding establishments        236      225      233      220      229     4.0     3.8     3.9     3.8     3.9
 At opening establishments           48       45       47       43       44     0.8     0.8     0.8     0.7     0.8
Gross job losses                    248      267      249      243      250     4.2     4.5     4.2     4.2     4.3
 At contracting establishments      195      213      193      192      196     3.3     3.6     3.3     3.3     3.4
 At closing establishments           53       54       56       51       54     0.9     0.9     0.9     0.9     0.9
Net employment change                36        3       31       20       23     0.6     0.1     0.5     0.3     0.4

Retail trade

Gross job gains                     930      891      907      919      902     5.8     5.6     5.7     5.8     5.6
 At expanding establishments        802      764      793      811      772     5.0     4.8     5.0     5.1     4.8
 At opening establishments          128      127      114      108      130     0.8     0.8     0.7     0.7     0.8
Gross job losses                    936      986      898      848      955     5.9     6.2     5.7     5.3     6.0
 At contracting establishments      807      860      783      748      837     5.1     5.4     5.0     4.7     5.3
 At closing establishments          129      126      115      100      118     0.8     0.8     0.7     0.6     0.7
Net employment change                -6      -95        9       71      -53    -0.1    -0.6     0.0     0.5    -0.4

Transportation and warehousing

Gross job gains                     271      307      390      257      284     5.6     6.2     7.6     4.9     5.5
 At expanding establishments        234      266      343      224      245     4.8     5.4     6.7     4.3     4.7
 At opening establishments           37       41       47       33       39     0.8     0.8     0.9     0.6     0.8
Gross job losses                    254      232      231      327      252     5.2     4.6     4.5     6.3     4.9
 At contracting establishments      216      195      190      296      217     4.4     3.9     3.7     5.7     4.2
 At closing establishments           38       37       41       31       35     0.8     0.7     0.8     0.6     0.7
Net employment change                17       75      159      -70       32     0.4     1.6     3.1    -1.4     0.6

Utilities

Gross job gains                      12       11       12       11       13     2.2     2.0     2.2     2.0     2.4
 At expanding establishments         11       10       11       10       11     2.0     1.8     2.0     1.8     2.0
 At opening establishments            1        1        1        1        2     0.2     0.2     0.2     0.2     0.4
Gross job losses                     13       13       12       11       15     2.4     2.4     2.2     2.0     2.7
 At contracting establishments       12       12       10       10       13     2.2     2.2     1.8     1.8     2.3
 At closing establishments            1        1        2        1        2     0.2     0.2     0.4     0.2     0.4
Net employment change                -1       -2        0        0       -2    -0.2    -0.4     0.0     0.0    -0.3

Information

Gross job gains                     158      157      147      154      158     5.6     5.6     5.3     5.5     5.6
 At expanding establishments        132      125      120      131      133     4.7     4.5     4.3     4.7     4.7
 At opening establishments           26       32       27       23       25     0.9     1.1     1.0     0.8     0.9
Gross job losses                    175      155      148      143      167     6.2     5.6     5.3     5.1     5.9
 At contracting establishments      149      130      121      120      139     5.3     4.7     4.3     4.3     4.9
 At closing establishments           26       25       27       23       28     0.9     0.9     1.0     0.8     1.0
Net employment change               -17        2       -1       11       -9    -0.6     0.0     0.0     0.4    -0.3

Financial activities

Gross job gains                     394      374      389      351      389     4.9     4.6     4.8     4.3     4.8
 At expanding establishments        317      298      301      281      311     3.9     3.7     3.7     3.4     3.8
 At opening establishments           77       76       88       70       78     1.0     0.9     1.1     0.9     1.0
Gross job losses                    346      366      370      338      354     4.3     4.5     4.6     4.1     4.4
 At contracting establishments      269      286      283      262      275     3.3     3.5     3.5     3.2     3.4
 At closing establishments           77       80       87       76       79     1.0     1.0     1.1     0.9     1.0
Net employment change                48        8       19       13       35     0.6     0.1     0.2     0.2     0.4

Professional and business services

Gross job gains                   1,451    1,387    1,499    1,324    1,456     7.2     6.8     7.3     6.4     7.0
 At expanding establishments      1,190    1,129    1,215    1,088    1,193     5.9     5.5     5.9     5.3     5.7
 At opening establishments          261      258      284      236      263     1.3     1.3     1.4     1.1     1.3
Gross job losses                  1,338    1,384    1,315    1,255    1,354     6.6     6.8     6.4     6.1     6.5
 At contracting establishments    1,075    1,114    1,029    1,016    1,086     5.3     5.5     5.0     4.9     5.2
 At closing establishments          263      270      286      239      268     1.3     1.3     1.4     1.2     1.3
Net employment change               113        3      184       69      102     0.6     0.0     0.9     0.3     0.5

Education and health services

Gross job gains                     994      985      987      971    1,005     4.5     4.5     4.4     4.4     4.4
 At expanding establishments        815      813      805      799      814     3.7     3.7     3.6     3.6     3.6
 At opening establishments          179      172      182      172      191     0.8     0.8     0.8     0.8     0.8
Gross job losses                    902      908      863      830      933     4.1     4.1     3.9     3.7     4.2
 At contracting establishments      730      731      681      668      758     3.3     3.3     3.1     3.0     3.4
 At closing establishments          172      177      182      162      175     0.8     0.8     0.8     0.7     0.8
Net employment change                92       77      124      141       72     0.4     0.4     0.5     0.7     0.2

Leisure and hospitality

Gross job gains                   1,346    1,302    1,391    1,331    1,338     8.4     8.2     8.8     8.2     8.2
 At expanding establishments      1,057    1,011    1,093    1,058    1,061     6.6     6.4     6.9     6.5     6.5
 At opening establishments          289      291      298      273      277     1.8     1.8     1.9     1.7     1.7
Gross job losses                  1,334    1,423    1,221    1,183    1,351     8.4     9.0     7.6     7.3     8.4
 At contracting establishments    1,110    1,187      997      991    1,131     7.0     7.5     6.2     6.1     7.0
 At closing establishments          224      236      224      192      220     1.4     1.5     1.4     1.2     1.4
Net employment change                12     -121      170      148      -13     0.0    -0.8     1.2     0.9    -0.2

Other services

Gross job gains                     310      284      295      287      314     7.5     6.8     7.1     6.9     7.5
 At expanding establishments        243      222      232      228      250     5.9     5.3     5.6     5.5     6.0
 At opening establishments           67       62       63       59       64     1.6     1.5     1.5     1.4     1.5
Gross job losses                    284      305      275      275      283     6.8     7.4     6.6     6.6     6.8
 At contracting establishments      222      240      212      215      221     5.3     5.8     5.1     5.2     5.3
 At closing establishments           62       65       63       60       62     1.5     1.6     1.5     1.4     1.5
Net employment change                26      -21       20       12       31     0.7    -0.6     0.5     0.3     0.7

(1) Includes unclassified sector, not shown separately.





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