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August 05, 2015 08:15 ET

ADP National Employment Report: Private Sector Employment Increased by 185,000 Jobs in July

ROSELAND, NJ--(Marketwired - Aug 5, 2015) - Private sector employment increased by 185,000 jobs from June to July according to the June ADP National Employment Report®. Broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge, the ADP National Employment Report is produced by ADP®, a leading global provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, in collaboration with Moody's Analytics. 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.

July 2015 Report Highlights*

View the ADP National Employment Report Infographic at www.adpemploymentreport.com.

Total U.S. Nonfarm Private Employment: 185,000 

  • By Company Size 
    • Small businesses: 59,000     
      • 1-19 employees 26,000 
      • 20-49 employees 34,000 

    • Medium businesses: 62,000  
      • 50-499 employees 62,000 

    • Large businesses: 64,000  
      • 500-999 employees 17,000 
      • 1,000+ employees 47,000 

  • By Sector 
    • Goods-producing 8,000 
    • Service-providing 178,000 

  • Industry Snapshot
    • Construction 15,000 
    • Manufacturing 2,000 
    • Trade/transportation/utilities 25,000 
    • Financial activities 10,000 
    • Professional/business services 42,000

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

Payrolls for businesses with 49 or fewer employees increased by 59,000 jobs in July, half of the June number. Employment among companies with 50-499 employees increased by 62,000 jobs, down from 78,000 the previous month. Employment gains at large companies -- those with 500 or more employees -- increased sharply from June, adding 64,000 jobs in July, up from 34,000. Companies with 500-999 added 17,000 jobs after adding 28,000 jobs in June. Companies with over 1,000 employees added 47,000 jobs, almost eight times the weak 6,000 added the previous month.

Goods-producing employment rose by 8,000 jobs in July, after adding 13,000 in June. The construction industry added 15,000 jobs in July, down from 17,000 last month. Meanwhile, manufacturing added 2,000 jobs in July, after gaining 9,000 in June.

Service-providing employment rose by 178,000 jobs in July, down from 216,000 in June. The ADP National Employment Report indicates that professional/business services contributed 42,000 jobs in July, down from June's 61,000. Trade/transportation/utilities grew by 25,000, just over half of the previous month's 47,000. The 10,000 new jobs added in financial activities was a drop from last month's 16,000. 

"July employment growth was slower than June, but is still in line with what we have seen since the first of the year," said Carlos Rodriguez, president and chief executive officer of ADP. "Notably, large businesses with more than 500 employees had their strongest job gains since last December and were almost double the June number." 

Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody's Analytics, said, "Job growth is strong, but it has moderated since the beginning of the year. Layoffs in the energy industry and weaker job gains in manufacturing are behind the slowdown. Nonetheless, even at this slower pace of growth, the labor market is fast approaching full employment."

To see Chart 1. Change in Total Nonfarm Private Employment, please click here: http://media.marketwire.com/attachments/201508/MOD-340850_Chart1.ChangeinTotalNonfarmPrivateEmployment.jpg

To see Chart 2. Historical Trend -- Change in Total Nonfarm Private Employment, please click here: http://media.marketwire.com/attachments/201508/MOD-340851_Chart2.HistoricalTrendChangeinTotalNonfarmPrivateEmployment.jpg

To see Chart 3. Change in Nonfarm Private Employment by Selected Industry, please click here: http://media.marketwire.com/attachments/201508/MOD-340852_Chart3.ChangeinNonfarmPrivateEmploymentbySelectedIndustry015_07.jpg

To see Chart 4. Change in Nonfarm Private Employment by Company Size, please click here: http://media.marketwire.com/attachments/201508/MOD-340853_Chart4.ChangeinNonfarmPrivateEmploymentbyCompanySize.jpg

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 June total of jobs added was revised from 237,000 to 229,000.

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 August 2015 ADP National Employment Report will be released at 8:15 a.m. ET on September 2, 2015.

About the ADP National Employment Report®
The ADP National Employment Report® is a monthly measure of the change in total U.S. nonfarm private employment derived from actual, anonymous payroll data of client companies served by ADP®, a leading provider of human capital management solutions. The report, which measures nearly 24 million U.S. workers, is produced by the ADP Research Institute®, a specialized group within the company that provides insights around employment trends and workforce strategy, in collaboration with Moody's Analytics, Inc.

Each month, ADP issues the ADP National Employment Report as part of the company's commitment to adding deeper insights into the U.S. labor market and providing businesses, governments and others with a source of credible and valuable information. The ADP National Employment Report is broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge.

The data for this report 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 model used to create this report, please see "ADP National Employment Report: Development Methodology" at http://adpemploymentreport.com/common-legacy/docs/ADP-NER-Methodology-Full-Detail.pdf.

About Moody's Analytics
Moody's Analytics helps capital markets and risk management professionals worldwide respond to an evolving marketplace with confidence. The company offers unique tools and best practices for measuring and managing risk through expertise and experience in credit analysis, economic research and financial risk management. By providing leading-edge software, advisory services, and research, including the proprietary analysis of Moody's Investors Service, Moody's Analytics integrates and customizes its offerings to address specific business challenges. Moody's Analytics is a subsidiary of Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO), which reported revenue of $3.3 billion in 2014, employs approximately 10,000 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 33 countries. Further information is available at www.moodysanalytics.com.

About ADP
Employers around the world rely on ADP® (NASDAQ: ADP) for cloud-based solutions and services to help manage their most important asset -- their people. From human resources and payroll to talent management to benefits administration, ADP brings unmatched depth and expertise in helping clients build a better workforce. A pioneer in Human Capital Management (HCM) and business process outsourcing, ADP serves more than 630,000 clients in more than 100 countries. ADP.com.

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