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April 16, 2014 09:00 ET

U.S. Added 30,830 Franchise Jobs in March, According to ADP National Franchise Report(SM)

Restaurants and Auto Parts and Dealers Show Strong Rebound

ROSELAND, NJ--(Marketwired - Apr 16, 2014) - U.S. private-sector franchise jobs increased by 30,830 during the month of March 2014, 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®.

"Franchises created 30,830 new jobs in March, well above the twelve-month average," said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and head of the ADP Research Institute. "This strong growth was driven primarily by rebounds in restaurants and auto parts and dealers as the unusually harsh winter subsides."

March 2014 ADP National Franchise Report Highlights

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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 2014                  
Industry Monthly Employment Change   Employment Level (Thousands)   Monthly Growth Rate (%) Contribution to Monthly Growth (%) Year-Over-Year Growth Rate (%)   12 Month Average Growth Rate (%)
Total U.S. NonFarm Private Employment * 191,430   116,068   0.2%   2.0%   0.2%
Small Business (1-49 Employees) 72,070   48,722   0.1%   2.1%   0.2%
Total U.S. Franchise Employment 30,830   8,184   0.4% 100% 3.2%   0.3%
  Restaurants 13,860   4,147   0.3% 45% 3.4%   0.3%
  Auto Parts and Dealers 8,460   1,232   0.7% 27% 2.8%   0.2%
  Accommodations 1,990   695   0.3% 6% 2.4%   0.2%
  Other 1,740   409   0.4% 6% 5.7%   0.5%
  Business Services 1,450   456   0.3% 5% 4.1%   0.3%
  Gasoline Stations and Auto Repair 1,350   433   0.3% 4% 2.1%   0.2%
  Food Retailers 590   175   0.3% 2% 3.2%   0.3%
  Professional Services 400   121   0.3% 1% 2.1%   0.2%
  Personal Services 370   108   0.3% 1% 4.0%   0.3%
  Personal Care Retailers 220   63   0.4% 1% 4.9%   0.4%
  Education 160   65   0.3% 1% 4.2%   0.3%
  Rental 130   33   0.4% 0% 0.4%   0.0%
  Real Estate 120   91   0.1% 0% 1.6%   0.1%
  Building Material and Garden Equipment 40   46   0.1% 0% 3.8%   0.3%
  Manufacturing 10   22   0.0% 0% -0.1%   0.0%
  Leisure (70)   89   -0.1% 0% 2.7%   0.2%
* 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 2014 ADP National Franchise Report will be released at 9:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, May 14, 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:

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