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February 11, 2015 09:00 ET

ADP Regional Employment Report: Employment Growth Rate Strongest in West Region

Jobs Added in Texas Well Below Recent Trend

ROSELAND, NJ--(Marketwired - Feb 11, 2015) - Private sector employment increased in all four major regions and all nine U.S. Census Bureau Divisions during the month of January 2015, according to the monthly ADP Regional Employment Report®, which is produced by ADP®, a leading global provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, in collaboration with Moody's Analytics, Inc. Broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge, the ADP Regional Employment Report measures monthly changes in regional nonfarm private employment on a seasonally adjusted basis.

"Led by a strong employment month in California, the West was the only major region to exceed its twelve-month average of job gains in January," said Ahu Yildirmaz, VP and head of the ADP Research Institute®. "Hiring in Texas was well below recent trends. This may be due to falling oil prices making businesses in related industries cautious about adding head count."

On February 4, 2015, the ADP National Employment Report® reported that total U.S. private sector employment increased by a total of 213,000 jobs from December to January.

January 2015 Report Highlights

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Changes in Regional U.S. Nonfarm Private Employment: 213,000* 

  • Four Major Regions
         
Region   Jobs +/-   Monthly Change %
        (Growth Rate)
         
South   86,000   .20%
West   66,000   .25%
Midwest   38,000   .14%
Northeast   23,000   .10%
         
  • By U.S. Census Bureau Division 
         
Division   Jobs +/-   Monthly Change %
        (Growth Rate)
         
New England   5,000   .09%
Pacific   50,000   .28%
Middle Atlantic   18,000   .11%
East North Central   25,000   .13%
West North Central   14,000   .16%
Mountain   17,000   .20%
South Atlantic   46,000   .21%
East South Central   9,000   .14%
West South Central   31,000   .22%
         
Total Employment:   213,000    
         

To obtain regional and state-specific results on the ADP Regional Employment Report, which includes job growth by sector, select industries and establishment size**, please visit www.ADPemploymentreport.com.

  • By 29 U.S. States Tracked, plus the District of Columbia
         
State   Jobs +/-   Monthly Change %
        (Growth Rate)
         
Alabama   2,400   .15%
Arizona   6,000   .27%
California   35,400   .27%
Colorado   3,800   .19%
Connecticut   1,400   .10%
Florida   14,400   .21%
Georgia   4,700   .13%
Idaho   2,400   .43%
Illinois   4,500   .09%
Indiana   5,800   .22%
Kentucky   2,000   .13%
Maryland   2,100   .10%
Massachusetts   2,200   .07%
Michigan   6,100   .17%
Minnesota   3,600   .15%
Nevada   3,200   .30%
New Jersey   2,400   .07%
New York   9,000   .12%
North Carolina   9,100   .26%
Ohio   5,700   .12%
Oregon   3,500   .24%
Pennsylvania   6,300   .12%
South Carolina   4,400   .27%
Tennessee   3,600   .15%
Texas   25,800   .26%
Utah   3,300   .29%
Virginia   7,500   .24%
Washington   6,000   .24%
Washington D.C.   900   .17%
Wisconsin   2,500   .10%
         

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

** Employment by state is determined by the location where employees work. In most cases, this approach aligns with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' measure of establishment employment, reflecting the state where an employee works. In some cases, a payroll located in a certain state may include employees from one or more states outside that state.

Additional data for the states above, including jobs data by sector and select industries is available at www.ADPemploymentreport.com.

The February 2015 ADP Regional Employment Report will be released at 9:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. A full publishing calendar can be found at www.ADPemploymentreport.com.

About the ADP Regional Employment Report®
The ADP Regional Employment Report®, which is produced by ADP in collaboration with Moody's Analytics, Inc., is a monthly estimate of private nonfarm employment in nine U.S. Census Bureau divisions, as well as 29 U.S. states, plus the District of Columbia. The report is a measure of employment derived from an anonymous subset of roughly 411,000 U.S. business clients, which employ nearly 24 million workers in the U.S.

Each month, ADP issues the ADP Regional 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 Regional Employment Report is broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge.

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 published 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 ADP Small Business Report® is a monthly estimate of private nonfarm employment among companies in the U.S. with 1-49 employees and is a subset of the ADP National Employment Report. The data for all three 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.

About Moody's Analytics
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $3.0 billion in 2013, employs approximately 9,700 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 31 countries. Further information is available at http://www.moodys.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 610,000 clients in 100 countries. ADP.com.

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