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ADP Report: Private Sector Employment Increased by 167K Jobs in July

Private sector employment in the US increased by 167,000 jobs from June to July according to the July ADP National Employment Report®.  The report is produced by the ADP Research Institute® in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics.  It is derived from ADP’s actual payroll data, measures the change in total nonfarm private employment each month on a seasonally-adjusted basis.

July 2020 Report Highlights*

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Total U.S. Nonfarm Private Employment:     167,000

By Company Size

– Small businesses:     63,000

  • 1-19 employees     45,000
  • 20-49 employees     18,000

– Medium businesses:     -25,000

  • 50-499 employees     -25,000

– Large businesses:     129,000

  • 500-999 employees     19,000
  • 1,000+ employees     111,000

By Sector

– Goods-producing:     1,000

  • Natural resources/mining     -1,000
  • Construction     -8,000
  • Manufacturing     10,000

– Service-providing:     166,000

  • Trade/transportation/utilities     41,000
  • Information     -3,000
  • Financial activities     -18,000
  • Professional/business services     58,000
    – Professional/technical services     8,000
    – Management of companies/enterprises     1,000
    – Administrative/support services     49,000
  • Education/health services     46,000
    – Health care/social assistance     40,000
    – Education     7,000
  • Leisure/hospitality     38,000
  • Other services     3,000

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

– Franchise Employment**

  • Franchise jobs     21,200

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

“The labor market recovery slowed in the month of July,” said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute. “We have seen the slowdown impact businesses across all sizes and sectors.”

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 June total of jobs added was revised from 2,369,000 to 4,314,000.

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The August 2020 ADP National Employment Report will be released at 8:15 a.m. ET on Sept. 2, 2020.

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