Private sector employment increased by 275,000 jobs from March to April according to the April ADP National Employment Report.
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.
April 2019 Report Highlights*
Total U.S. Nonfarm Private Employment: 275,000
By Company Size
Small businesses: 77,000
1-19 employees 32,000
20-49 employees 45,000
Medium businesses: 145,000
50-499 employees 145,000
Large businesses: 53,000
500-999 employees 20,000
1,000+ employees 33,000
Natural resources/mining -2,000
Financial activities 6,000
Professional/business services 59,000
Professional/technical services 28,000
Management of companies/enterprises 7,000
Administrative/support services 25,000
Education/health services 54,000
Health care/social assistance 46,000
Other services 14,000
* Sum of components may not equal total, due to rounding.
Franchise jobs 9,500
**Complete details on franchise employment can be found here.
“April posted an uptick in growth after the first quarter appeared to signal a moderation following a strong 2018,” said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute. “The bulk of the overall growth is with service providers, adding the strongest gain in more than two years.”
Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics, said, “The job market is holding firm, as businesses work hard to fill open positions. The economic soft patch at the start of the year has not materially impacted hiring. April’s job gains overstate the economy’s strength, but they make the case that expansion continues on.”
The matched sample used to develop the ADP National Employment Report was derived from ADP payroll data, which represents 411,000 U.S. clients employing nearly 24 million workers in the U.S. The March total of jobs added was revised up from 129,000 to 151,000.
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 May 2019 ADP National Employment Report will be released at 8:15 a.m. ET on June 5, 2019.
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