Private businesses in the United States hired 202 thousand workers during December 2019, the most since April and well above market expectations of 160 thousand. The service-providing sector added 173 thousand jobs, driven mostly by trade, transportation & utilities (78 thousand), professional & business (61 thousand), education & health (49 thousand), and financial activities (10 thousand). Employment in the information sector, however, fell 14 thousand. Meanwhile, the goods-producing sector added 29 thousand jobs, as a 37 thousand increase in construction jobs was enough to offset declines in manufacturing (-7 thousand) and natural resources and mining employment (-1 thousand). ADP Employment Change in the United States averaged 80.09 Thousand from 2001 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 360 Thousand in February of 2006 and a record low of -706 Thousand in February of 2009. source: Automatic Data Processing, Inc.

ADP Employment Change in the United States is expected to be 180.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate ADP Employment Change in the United States to stand at 150.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States ADP Employment Change is projected to trend around 150.00 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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United States ADP Employment Change

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
202.00 124.00 360.00 -706.00 2001 - 2019 Thousand Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-02 12:15 PM Sep 135K 157K 140K 150K
2019-10-30 12:15 PM Oct 125K 93K 120K 150K
2019-12-04 01:15 PM Nov 67K 121K 140K 145K
2020-01-08 01:15 PM Dec 202K 124K 160K 151K
2020-02-05 01:15 PM Jan 202K 122K


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2019-12-04
US Companies Add the Least Jobs in 6 Months: ADP
Private businesses in the United States hired 67 thousand workers in November of 2019, the least in six months and well below market expectations of 140 thousand. It compares with a downwardly revised 121 thousand in October. The service-providing sector added 85 thousand jobs, driven mostly by education & health (39 thousand), professional & business (28 thousand), leisure & hospitality (18 thousand), other services (12 thousand) and financial activities (11 thousand) while declines were seen in trade, transportation & utilities (-15 thousand) and information (-8 thousand). Meanwhile, the goods-producing sector shed 18 thousand jobs, the third straight month of falling employment and the sixth in 2019. Losses were seen in natural resources and mining (-6 thousand), construction (-6 thousand) and manufacturing (-6 thousand).

2019-10-30
US Private Sector Adds More Jobs than Expected
Private businesses in the United States hired 125 thousand workers in October 2019, more than an expected 120 thousand and compared to September's downwardly revised 93 thousand. The service-providing sector added 138 thousand jobs, driven mostly by education & health (41 thousand), trade, transportation & utilities (32 thousand), leisure & hospitality (19 thousand), professional & business (18 thousand), financial activities (17 thousand), information (3 thousand), and other services (9 thousand). Meanwhile, the goods-producing sector shed 13 thousand jobs, mainly in natural resources and mining (-4 thousand), construction (-4 thousand) and manufacturing (-4 thousand).

2019-10-02
US Private Sector Employment Below Forecast
Private businesses in the United States hired 135 thousand workers in September 2019, fewer than an expected 140 thousand and compared to August's downwardly revised 157 thousand. The service-providing sector added 127 thousand jobs, driven mostly by education & health (42 thousand), trade, transportation & utilities (28 thousand), professional & business (20 thousand), leisure & hospitality (18 thousand), financial activities (8 thousand), information (5 thousand), and other services (5 thousand). Additionally, the goods-producing sector added 8 thousand jobs, mainly in construction (9 thousand) and manufacturing (2 thousand), while natural resources and mining employment dropped 3 thousand.

2019-09-05
US Companies Add More Jobs than Expected: ADP
Private businesses in the United States hired 195 thousand workers in August 2019, more than an expected 149 thousand and compared to July's downwardly revised 142 thousand. The service-providing sector added 184 thousand jobs, driven mostly by education & health (58 thousand), leisure & hospitality (42 thousand), trade, transportation & utilities (39 thousand), professional & business (35 thousand), other services (11 thousand), and financial activities (5 thousand). Still, the information sector shed 6 thousand jobs. Additionally, the goods-producing sector added 11 thousand jobs, mainly in manufacturing (11 thousand) and construction (6 thousand); while natural resources and mining employment dropped 2 thousand.

2019-07-31
US Private Sector Employment Beats Forecast
Private businesses in the United States hired 156 thousand workers in July 2019, more than an expected 150 thousand and compared to June's upwardly revised 112 thousand. The service-providing sector added 146 thousand jobs, driven mostly by professional & business (44 thousand), education & health (37 thousand), trade, transportation & utilities (27 thousand), leisure & hospitality (26 thousand), financial activities (11 thousand), and other services (6 thousand). Still, the information sector shed 5 thousand jobs. In addition, the goods-producing sector added 9 thousand jobs, mainly in construction (15 thousand) and manufacturing (1 thousand); while natural resources and mining employment declined 6 thousand.

2019-07-03
US Companies Add Fewer Jobs than Expected
Private businesses in the United States hired 102 thousand workers in June 2019, less than an expected 140 thousand and compared to May's upwardly revised 41 thousand. The service-providing sector added 117 thousand jobs, driven mostly by education & health (55 thousand), professional & business (32 thousand), trade, transportation & utilities (23 thousand), financial activities (7 thousand), and leisure & hospitality (3 thousand). By contrast, the goods-producing sector shed 15 thousand jobs, mainly in the construction (-18 thousand) and natural resources & mining sectors (-4 thousand). Still, manufacturing firms hired 7 thousand workers.


United States ADP Employment Change
The ADP National Employment Report measures levels of non-farm private employment. The Report is based on the actual payroll data from about 24 million employees processed by the Automatic Data Processing, Inc.

United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.50 3.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 145.00 256.00 1118.00 -1959.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 139.00 243.00 1092.00 -1766.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 6.00 13.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls -12.00 58.00 655.00 -1715.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 211.00 205.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1731.00 1768.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 202.00 124.00 360.00 -706.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 158803.00 158536.00 158803.00 57172.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 5753.00 5811.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.10 0.30 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.30 34.30 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 63.20 63.20 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.72 0.74 4.40 0.08 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.10 8.00 19.50 4.80 percent [+]
Productivity 107.53 107.59 107.59 25.99 points [+]
Labour Costs 112.00 111.30 112.00 17.00 points [+]
Job Vacancies 6465.00 7626.00 7884.00 2157.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 6800.00 7361.00 7626.00 2264.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 32843.00 44569.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 23.79 23.77 23.79 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 22.57 22.41 22.57 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 5.34 5.03 13.78 -5.88 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.70 0.60 2.00 0.20 percent [+]
Population 327.17 325.15 327.17 76.09 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 66.00 66.00 66.00 66.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.00 66.00 66.00 66.00 [+]
Employment Rate 61.00 61.00 64.70 54.90 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 131755.00 131562.00 131755.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1960.00 1760.00 2340.00 1760.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4520.00 4330.00 4950.00 4330.00 USD/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 26992.00 26992.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Living Wage Family 2380.00 2270.00 2380.00 2160.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1660.00 1560.00 1660.00 1450.00 USD/Month [+]