Private businesses in the US fired 20.2 million workers in April of 2020, after shedding an upwardly revised 149 thousand in the previous month and slightly higher than market forecasts of 20 million. It is the biggest decline ever in employment, due to the coronavirus pandemic and shutdown imposed. The service-providing sector shed 16 million jobs, mostly in leisure & hospitality (-8.6 million) and trade, transportation and utilities (-3.44 million). Meanwhile, the goods-producing sector fired 4.22 million workers, mainly due to construction (-2.47 million) and manufacturing (-1.67 million).

ADP Employment Change in the United States averaged -11.06 Thousand from 2001 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 314 Thousand in February of 2012 and a record low of -20236 Thousand in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States ADP Employment Change - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States ADP Employment Change - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2020. source: Automatic Data Processing, Inc.

ADP Employment Change in the United States is expected to be -600.00 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 2021, according to our econometric models.

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United States ADP Employment Change

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-20236.00 -149.00 314.00 -20236.00 2001 - 2020 Thousand Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-02-05 01:15 PM Jan 291K 199K 156K 142K
2020-03-04 01:15 PM Feb 183K 209K 170K 175K
2020-04-01 12:15 PM Mar -27K 179K -150K -170K
2020-05-06 12:15 PM Apr -20236K -149K -20000K -20800K
2020-06-03 12:15 PM May -20236K -9000K -9600K
2020-07-01 12:15 PM Jun -600K
2020-08-05 12:15 PM Jul
2020-09-02 12:15 PM Aug


News Stream
US Private Sector Sheds Record 20.2 Million Jobs: ADP
Private businesses in the US fired 20.2 million workers in April of 2020, after shedding an upwardly revised 149 thousand in the previous month and slightly higher than market forecasts of 20 million. It is the biggest decline ever in employment, due to the coronavirus pandemic and the shutdown imposed. The service-providing sector shed 16 million jobs, mostly in leisure & hospitality (-8.6 million) and trade, transportation and utilities (-3.44 million). Meanwhile, the goods-producing sector fired 4.22 million workers, mainly due to construction (-2.47 million) and manufacturing (-1.67 million).
2020-05-06
US Companies Shed 27K Jobs in March: ADP
Private businesses in the US fired 27 thousand workers in March of 2020, after hiring a downwardly revised 179 thousand in the previous month and beating market expectations of a 150 thousand decrease as the report only includes data through March 12th not fully reflecting the impact of the coronavirus. It is the first fall in private payrolls since September of 2017. The service-providing sector shed 18 thousand jobs, mostly in trade, transportation and utilities (-37 thousand) and leisure & hospitality (-11 thousand). Meanwhile, the goods-producing sector fired 9 thousand workers, mainly due to construction (-16 thousand) while manufacturing hired 6 thousand workers and natural resources and mining added 1 thousand jobs.
2020-04-01
US Private Sector Adds More Jobs than Forecast
Private businesses in the US hired 183 thousand workers in February 2020, following a downwardly revised 209 thousand jump in the previous month and beating market expectations of a 170 thousand increase. The service-providing sector added 172 thousand jobs, mostly in education & health, leisure & hospitality, and professional & business industries. Meanwhile, the goods-producing sector added 11 thousand jobs, boosted by employment in construction while the manufacturing sector shed jobs.
2020-03-04
US Private Job Growth Hits 4-1/2-Year High
Private businesses in the US hired 291 thousand workers in January 2020, the most since May 2015, easily beating market expectations of a 156 thousand increase. The service-providing sector added 237 thousand jobs, mostly in leisure & hospitality, education & health and professional & business industries. Meanwhile, the goods-producing sector added 54 thousand jobs, boosted by employment in construction.
2020-02-05

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.