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ADP National Employment Report: Private Sector Employment Increased by 275,000 Jobs in April

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

By Sector

Goods-producing:     52,000

Natural resources/mining     -2,000
Construction     49,000
Manufacturing     5,000

Service-providing:     223,000

Trade/transportation/utilities     37,000
Information     -1,000
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

Education     9,000

Leisure/hospitality     53,000

Other services     14,000

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

Franchise Employment**

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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