ADP National Employment Report: Private Sector Employment Increased by 128,000 Jobs in May

Private sector employment increased by 128,000 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 data of those who are on a company’s payroll, 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:     128,000

By Company Size
– Small businesses:     -91,000

  • 1-19 employees     -78,000
  • 20-49 employees     -14,000

– Medium businesses:     97,000

  • 50-499 employees     97,000

– Large businesses:     122,000

  • 500-999 employees     46,000
  • 1,000+ employees     77,000

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By Sector
– Goods-producing:     24,000

  • Natural resources/mining     5,000
  • Construction     -2,000
  • Manufacturing     22,000

– Service-providing:     104,000

  • Trade/transportation/utilities     8,000
  • Information     -2,000
  • Financial activities     10,000
  • Professional/business services     23,000
         – Professional/technical services     19,000
         – Management of companies/enterprises     1,000
         – Administrative/support services     4,000
  • Education/health services     46,000
         – Health care/social assistance     41,000
         – Education     5,000
  • Leisure/hospitality     17,000
  • Other services     2,000

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

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– Franchise Employment**

  • Franchise jobs     26,400

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

“Under a backdrop of a tight labor market and elevated inflation, monthly job gains are closer to pre-pandemic levels,” said Nela Richardson, chief economist, ADP. “The job growth rate of hiring has tempered across all industries, while small businesses remain a source of concern as they struggle to keep up with larger firms that have been booming as of late.”

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 247,000 to 202,000.

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The June 2022 ADP National Employment Report will be released at 8:15 a.m. ET on July 7, 2022.

About the ADP National Employment Report

The ADP National Employment Report is a monthly measure of the change in total U.S. nonfarm private employment derived from actual, anonymous payroll data of client companies served by ADP, a leading provider of human capital management solutions.  The report, which measures nearly 26 million U.S. workers, is produced by the ADP Research Institute, a specialized group within the company that provides insights around employment trends and workforce strategy, in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics, Inc.

Each month, ADP Research Institute issues the ADP National Employment Report as part of the company’s commitment to adding deeper insights into the U.S. labor market and providing businesses, governments and others with a source of credible and valuable information.  The ADP National Employment Report is broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge.

The data for this report is collected for pay periods that can be interpolated to include the week of the 12th of each month, and processed with statistical methodologies similar to those used by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to compute employment from its monthly survey of establishments.  Due to this processing, this subset is modified to make it indicative of national employment levels; therefore, the resulting employment changes computed for the ADP National Employment Report are not representative of changes in ADP’s total base of U.S. business clients.

For a description of the underlying data and the statistical model used to create this report, please see the ADP National Employment Report: Development Methodology.

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