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U.S. Private Sector Employment Increased by 42,000 Jobs in July, According to ADP National Employment Report
Small and Medium-Size Businesses Drive Employment Increase; Large Business Employment Remains Flat
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ROSELAND, New Jersey -- August 4, 2010 -- Private sector employment increased by 42,000 from June to July on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the latest ADP National Employment Report® 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.
Nonfarm Private Employment Highlights -- July Report:
* 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.
"Today's ADP National Employment Report shows continued weakness in the jobs market, which is in part caused by the uncertainty in the economy and general business climate," said Gary Butler, CEO of ADP. "American businesses are on the cusp of recovery, but more effective incentives are needed to encourage business investment resulting in the creation of more jobs."
According to Joel Prakken, Chairman of Macroeconomic Advisers, LLC, "July's rise in private employment was the sixth consecutive monthly gain. However, over those six months increases have averaged a modest 37,000, with no evidence of acceleration."
Prakken added, "Unlike the estimate of total establishment employment to be released on Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), today's figure does not include the effects of federal hiring -- and now firing -- for the 2010 Census. Hiring for the census peaked in May. For this reason, Friday's figure for the change in nonfarm total employment reported by the BLS might be weaker than today's estimate for nonfarm private employment in the ADP Report."
"July's ADP Report estimates nonfarm private employment in the service-providing sector rose by 63,000. Employment in the goods-producing sector declined 21,000 during July. Manufacturing employment declined by 6,000, the first decrease in six months. Construction employment dropped 17,000, the smallest decline since November 2007," said Prakken.
Prakken went on to say, "Large businesses, defined as those with 500 or more workers, saw employment remain flat and employment among medium-size businesses, defined as those with between 50 and 499 workers increased by 21,000. Employment among small-size businesses, defined as those with fewer than 50 workers, increased by 21,000 in July."
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 -- July Report:
Due to the important contribution small businesses make to economic growth, employment data that is specific to businesses with fewer than 50 employees will be reported in the ADP Small Business Report® each month. The ADP Small Business Report is a subset of the ADP National Employment Report.*
*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.
Private employment among small businesses increased by 21,000 in July, according to the ADP Small Business Report released today. Additional information about small business employment, including charts on monthly job growth and employment levels, along with historical data, is available at http://www.smallbusinessreport.adp.com.
"Small businesses, defined as those with fewer than 50 workers, saw employment increase by 21,000 during July. Small business employment in the service-providing sector increased by 29,000, the seventh consecutive monthly increase," said Joel Prakken.
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 e-mail alerts and RSS feeds, please visit www.ADPemploymentreport.com. The August 2010 ADP National Employment Report will be released September 1, 2010 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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