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October 01, 2014 08:16 ET

U.S. Added 16,930 Franchise Jobs in September, According to ADP National Franchise Report

Restaurants Account for Nearly 16,000 of the Total

ROSELAND, NJ--(Marketwired - Oct 1, 2014) - U.S. private-sector franchise jobs increased by 16,930 during the month of September, according to the ADP National Franchise Report(SM). Broadly distributed to the public each month free of charge, the ADP National Franchise Report measures monthly changes in franchise employment derived from ADP's actual transactional payroll data. The report is produced by ADP®, a leading global provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, in collaboration with Moody's Analytics, Inc. and is published by the ADP Research Institute®.

"The number of franchise jobs added dropped by around 4,000 in September from the previous month," said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and head of the ADP Research Institute. "The vast majority of the growth in September came from the restaurant industry. Most of the other franchise segments showed slower growth, with Manufacturing, Professional Services and Gasoline Stations and Auto Repair shedding jobs."

September 2014 ADP National Franchise Report Highlights

Click here to access the ADP National Franchise Report Infographic

The table below presents U.S. franchise employment growth over time, measuring current month growth, year-over-year changes, and the average monthly growth rate over the past 12 months. This chart also reflects changes in small business employment to help illustrate the correlation between small businesses overall and franchises.

September 2014                  
  Employment Level (Thousands)   Monthly Growth
Monthly Growth
  12 Month Average Growth
Total U.S. NonFarm Private Employment * 212,700   117,437   0.2%   2.2%   0.2%
Small Business (1-49 Employees) 87,810   49,300   0.2%   2.2%   0.2%
Total U.S. Franchise Employment 16,930   8,319   0.2% 100% 3.3%   0.3%
  Restaurants 15,930   4,221   0.4% 94% 3.4%   0.3%
  Other 2,190   420   0.5% 13% 5.9%   0.5%
  Auto Parts and Dealers 750   1,263   0.1% 4% 4.0%   0.3%
  Food Retailers 610   179   0.3% 4% 3.6%   0.3%
  Leisure 610   90   0.7% 4% 2.4%   0.2%
  Personal Care Retailers 370   65   0.6% 2% 6.8%   0.5%
  Real Estate 310   91   0.3% 2% 0.9%   0.1%
  Accommodations 280   702   0.0% 2% 2.4%   0.2%
  Building Material and Garden Equipment 200   47   0.4% 1% 3.2%   0.3%
  Education 170   66   0.3% 1% 4.0%   0.3%
  Business Services 100   458   0.0% 1% 2.7%   0.2%
  Personal Services 70   110   0.1% 0% 5.6%   0.5%
  Rental 70   34   0.2% 0% 3.3%   0.3%
  Manufacturing (310)   22   -1.4% -2% 2.0%   0.2%
  Professional Services (1,840)   121   -1.5% -11% 0.2%   0.0%
  Gasoline Stations and Auto Repair (2,580)   429   -0.6% -15% 0.7%   0.1%
* ADP National Employment Report
Note: Sum of components may not equal total due to rounding. Industries are ranked based on monthly contribution to Total Franchise Employment

The October 2014 ADP National Franchise Report will be released at 8:15 a.m. ET on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. A schedule of future release dates, as well as additional information about franchise employment, charts on monthly job growth and employment levels, and historical data is available at

About the ADP National Franchise Report(SM)
The ADP National Franchise Report, the first and only report of its kind, is a monthly measure of the change in total U.S. nonfarm private franchise employment derived from actual, anonymous payroll data of client companies served by ADP®, a leading provider of human capital management solutions. The matched sample used to develop the ADP National Franchise Report is derived from ADP payroll data, which represents 15,000 Franchisors and Franchisees employing nearly one million workers in the U.S.

The ADP National Franchise Report is published by the ADP Research Institute®, a specialized group within ADP that provides insights around employment trends and workforce strategy, in collaboration with Moody's Analytics, Inc.

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

For a description of the underlying data and the statistical model used to create this report, please see "ADP National Franchise Report: Development Methodology."

For information about the ADP National Employment Report® and ADP Regional Employment Report(SM) published each month by the ADP Research Institute, please visit:

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 $3.0 billion in 2013, employs approximately 8,400 people worldwide, and has a presence in 31 countries. More information is available at

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.

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