U.S. Private-Sector Employment Increased by 157,000 Jobs in June, According to ADP National Employment Report
ROSELAND, New Jersey - Private-sector employment increased by 157,000 from May to June on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the latest Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP®) released today. The ADP National Employment Report, created by Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP®), in partnership with Macroeconomic Advisers, LLC, is derived from actual payroll data and measures the change in total nonfarm private employment each month. The estimated advance in employment from April to May was revised down, but only slightly, to 36,000 from the initially reported 38,000.
U.S. Nonfarm Private Employment Highlights - June Report:
-- Total employment: +157,000
-- Small businesses:* +88,000
-- Medium businesses:** +59,000
-- Large businesses:*** +10,000
-- Goods-producing sector: +27,000
-- Service-providing sector: +130,000
Addendum: -- Manufacturing industry: +24,000
* Small businesses represent payrolls with 1-49 employees
** Medium businesses represent payrolls with 50-499 employees
*** Large businesses represent payrolls with more than 499 employees
Note: All data included in the ADP National Employment Report is based on size of payroll. In some cases, small and medium-size payrolls belong to businesses employing more workers than indicated by the size grouping.
According to the ADP Report, employment in the service-providing sector rose by 130,000 in June, nearly three times faster than in May, marking 18 consecutive months of employment gains. Employment in the goods-producing sector rose 27,000 in June, more than reversing the decline of 10,000 in May. Manufacturing employment rose 24,000 in June, which has seen growth in seven of the past eight months.
“This month’s jobs figures are a significant improvement over May’s, particularly in light of last quarter’s disappointing 1.9% GDP growth,” said Gary C. Butler, Chief Executive Officer of ADP. “Given such strong employment results despite poor GDP, I am optimistic we will see improving job growth in the second half of the year.”
According to Joel Prakken, Chairman of Macroeconomic Advisers, LLC, “Today’s ADP National Employment Report suggests that employment growth, which had slowed sharply in May, rebounded in June to a pace that should prevent a further increase in the unemployment rate. These figures are above the consensus forecast for today’s report and for Friday’s jobs number from the BLS.”
Prakken added, “Payroll employment growth at this pace usually implies a steady unemployment rate, perhaps even a modest decline. June’s figures suggest that the economic recovery, which slipped in the spring, might have found new traction in early summer.”
The matched sample used to develop the ADP National Employment Report was derived from ADP data, which, during the twelve-month period through June 2010, averaged over 340,000 U.S. business clients and represented over 21 million U.S. employees. This approximately represents the size of the matched sample used this month.
Small Business Highlights - June Report:
Due to the important contribution small businesses make to economic growth, employment data that is specific to businesses with fewer than 50 employees is reported in the ADP Small Business Report® each month. The ADP Small Business Report is a subset of the ADP National Employment Report.*
Total nonfarm private small business employment: 88,000
Goods-producing sector: 12,000 small business jobs
Service-providing sector: 76,000 small business jobs
*All size data included in the ADP National Employment Report is based on size of payroll. In some cases, small and medium-size payrolls belong to businesses employing more workers than indicated by the size grouping.
“Employment among small businesses, defined as those with fewer than 50 workers, rose 88,000 in June, up from 27,000 in May. Job growth in the services-providing sector continued to outpace the goods-producing sector,” Prakken added.
Additional information about small businesses employment, including charts on monthly job growth and employment levels, along with historical data, is available at http://www.smallbusinessreport.adp.com.
To obtain additional information about the ADP National Employment Report, including additional charts, supporting data and the schedule of future release dates, or to subscribe to the monthly email alerts and RSS feeds, please visit www.ADPemploymentreport.com. The July 2011 ADP National Employment Report will be released August 3, 2011, at 8:15 AM ET.
About the ADP National Employment Report®
The ADP National Employment Report®, sponsored by ADP®, was developed and is maintained by Macroeconomic Advisers, LLC. It is a measure of employment derived from an anonymous subset of roughly 500,000 U.S. business clients. During the twelve month period through June 2010, this subset averaged over 340,000 U.S. business clients and over 21 million U.S. employees working in all private industrial sectors. The ADP Small Business Report is a monthly estimate of private nonfarm employment among companies in the United States with 1-49 employees and is a subset of the ADP National Employment Report. The data for both reports 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 properties of the series, please see “ADP National Employment Report: Development Methodology” at http://ADPemploymentreport.com/methodology.aspx.
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About Macroeconomic Advisers, LLC
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