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April 01, 2015 08:16 ET

U.S. Added 20,000 Franchise Jobs in March, According to ADP National Franchise Report

ROSELAND, NJ--(Marketwired - Apr 1, 2015) - U.S. private-sector franchise jobs increased by 20,000 during the month of March, according to the ADP National Franchise Report®. 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®.

"Franchise job gains in March were down almost a third from February and fell below the twelve-month average," said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and head of the ADP Research Institute. "However, the employment growth rate for franchises still exceeds the overall growth rate for the past twelve months."

March 2015 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.

March 2015                
Total U.S. NonFarm Private Employment * 188,730   119,086   0.2%   2.5%   0.2%
Small Business (1-49 Employees) 107,600   49,863   0.2%   2.7%   0.2%
Total U.S. Franchise Employment 20,250   8,476   0.2% 100% 3.7%   0.3%
  Auto Parts and Dealers 13,550   1,297   1.1% 67% 5.8%   0.5%
  Business Services 2,350   472   0.5% 12% 3.5%   0.3%
  Food Retailers 1,130   182   0.6% 6% 4.3%   0.3%
  Gasoline Stations and Auto Repair 1,100   432   0.3% 5% -0.1%   0.0%
  Other 940   431   0.2% 5% 5.3%   0.4%
  Leisure 740   93   0.8% 4% 4.9%   0.4%
  Education 530   67   0.8% 3% 3.1%   0.3%
  Real Estate 510   91   0.6% 3% -0.1%   0.0%
  Personal Care Retailers 500   68   0.7% 2% 9.1%   0.7%
  Professional Services 370   125   0.3% 2% 3.5%   0.3%
  Restaurants 180   4,297   0.0% 1% 3.7%   0.3%
  Manufacturing 130   23   0.6% 1% 3.2%   0.3%
  Building Material and Garden Equipment 90   47   0.2% 0% 2.5%   0.2%
  Rental (80)   34   -0.2% 0% 2.1%   0.2%
  Personal Services (160)   109   -0.1% -1% 1.0%   0.1%
  Accommodations (1,650)   707   -0.2% -8% 1.8%   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 April 2015 ADP National Franchise Report will be released at 8:15 a.m. ET on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. 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®
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® 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 $3.3 billion in 2014, employs approximately 9,900 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 33 countries. Further 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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