ADP National Employment Report: Private Sector Employment Increased By 978,000 Jobs In May

Private sector employment increased by 978,000 jobs from April to May according to the May ADP National Employment Report™.  Broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge, the ADP National Employment Report is produced by the ADP Research Institute in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics.  The report, which is derived from ADP’s actual payroll data, measures the change in total nonfarm private employment each month on a seasonally-adjusted basis.

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Total U.S. Nonfarm Private Employment:     978,000

By Company Size

— Small businesses:     333,000

  • 1-19 employees     177,000
  • 20-49 employees     156,000

— Medium businesses:     338,000

  • 50-499 employees     338,000

— Large businesses:     308,000

  • 500-999 employees     88,000
  • 1,000+ employees     220,000

By Sector

— Goods-producing:     128,000

  • Natural resources/mining      11,000
  • Construction     65,000
  • Manufacturing     52,000

— Service-providing:     850,000

  • Trade/transportation/utilities     118,000
  • Information     -3,000
  • Financial activities     20,000
  • Professional/business services     68,000
         – Professional/technical services      24,000
         – Management of companies/enterprises      4,000
         – Administrative/support services     40,000
  • Education/health services      139,000
         – Health care/social assistance      119,000
         – Education     20,000
  • Leisure/hospitality      440,000
  • Other services      69,000

* Sum of components may not equal total, due to rounding.

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— Franchise Employment**

  • Franchise jobs     57,700

**Complete details on franchise employment can be found here.

“Private payrolls showed a marked improvement from recent months and the strongest gain since the early days of the recovery,” said Nela Richardson, chief economist, ADP. “While goods producers grew at a steady pace, it is service providers that accounted for the lion’s share of the gains, far outpacing the monthly average in the last six months. Companies of all sizes experienced an uptick in job growth, reflecting the improving nature of the panemic and economy.”

The matched sample used to develop the ADP National Employment Report was derived from ADP payroll data, which represents 460,000 U.S. clients employing nearly 26 million workers in the U.S. The April total of jobs added was revised from 742,000 to 654,000.

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