August 2013 ADP National Employment Report Shows 176000 Jobs Added

Private sector employment in the United States increased by 176,000 jobs from July 2013 to August 2013 on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the August 2013 ADP National Employment Report® produced by Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP®) in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics. The complete report is available at

“The U.S. private sector added 176,000 jobs in August, as companies of all sizes expanded their payrolls over the previous month. The August job gains are in line with the monthly average over the last 12 months,” ADP president and chief executive officer Carlos A. Rodriguez stated in a press release about the report.

The ADP report – which also revised the estimated gain from July 2013 down slightly from 200,000 jobs to 198,000 jobs – includes a breakdown of job growth by company size in August 2013 (NOTE: Sum of components in the report may not equal total due to rounding.):

  • Small businesses representing payrolls with 1 to 49 employees added 71,000 jobs.
  • Medium businesses representing payrolls with 50 to 499 employees added 74,000 jobs.
  • Large businesses representing payrolls with 500 or more employees added 32,000 jobs.

The ADP report also has a breakdown of job growth by sector in August 2013:

  • Service providing sector added 165,000 jobs.
  • Goods producing sector added 11,000 jobs.

In addition, the report includes a snapshot of job growth by industries in August 2013:

  • Professional/business services added 50,000 jobs.
  • Trade/transportation/utilities added 40,000 jobs.
  • Manufacturing added 5,000 jobs.
  • Construction added 4,000 jobs.
  • Financial activities added 1,000 jobs.

Of the 71,000 jobs created in private small business employment in August 2013, the ADP Small Business Report® – a subset of the ADP National Employment Report – estimated that the service providing sector added approximately 69,000 small business jobs while the goods producing sector gained 1,000 small business jobs. The ADP small business employment report for August 2013 is available at

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 nearly 24 million U.S. workers from client companies served by ADP. The September 2013 ADP National Employment Report will be released on October 2, 2013. For a description of underlying data and statistical model used to create this report, please visit

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