Private sector employment in the United States increased by 170,000 jobs from December 2011 to January 2012 on a seasonally adjusted basis led by the private service-providing sector adding 152,000 jobs and small businesses adding 95,000 jobs, according to the January 2012 ADP National Employment Report® from Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP®). The complete ADP report for January 2012 is available at: http://www.adpemploymentreport.com/pdf/FINAL_Report_January_12.pdf.
Highlights from the January 2012 Report – which marks the twenty-fourth consecutive monthly gain in private employment as measured in the ADP National Employment Report – include the following statistics:
- Total U.S. nonfarm private employment rose by 170,000 jobs from December 2011 to January 2012.
- Small businesses representing payrolls with 1 to 49 employees added 95,000 jobs from December 2011 to January 2012.
- Medium businesses representing payrolls with 50 to 499 employees added 72,000 jobs from December 2011 to January 2012.
- Large businesses representing payrolls with more than 499 employees added 3,000 jobs from December 2011 to January 2012.
- Service-providing sector added 152,000 jobs from December 2011 to January 2012.
- Goods-producing sector added 18,000 jobs from December 2011 to January 2012.
Of the 95,000 jobs created in private small business employment, the ADP Small Business Report® – a subset of the ADP National Employment Report – found that 84,000 small business jobs were created in the service-providing sector while 11,000 small business jobs were created in the goods-producing sector.
In addition, the estimated gain in employment from November 2011 to December 2011 was revised down to 292,000 jobs from the initially reported 325,000 jobs. The complete ADP report for January 2012 is available at: http://www.adpemploymentreport.com/pdf/FINAL_Report_January_12.pdf.
The ADP National Employment Report® – created by ADP® and maintained by Macroeconomic Advisers, LLC – is derived from actual payroll data from an anonymous subset of roughly 500,000 U.S. business clients and measures the change in total nonfarm private employment each month. For more information about the ADP Employment Report, visit: http://www.adpemploymentreport.com/.
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