December 2013 ADP National Employment Report Shows 238000 Jobs Added

Private sector employment in the United States increased by 238,000 jobs from November 2013 to December 2013 led by a gain of 108,000 jobs in small businesses, according to the December 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 238,000 jobs in December, surpassing November as the strongest month for job growth in 2013. It’s encouraging news that hopefully bodes well for 2014,” ADP president and chief executive officer Carlos A. Rodriguez stated in a press release available at

The December 2013 ADP National Employment Report includes a breakdown of job growth by company size (NOTE: Sum of components in the report may not equal total due to rounding):

  • Small businesses representing payrolls with 1 to 49 employees added 108,000 jobs.
  • Medium businesses representing payrolls with 50 to 499 employees added 59,000 jobs.
  • Large businesses representing payrolls with 500 or more employees added 71,000 jobs.

The ADP report also provides a breakdown of job growth by sector in December 2013:

  • Service providing sector added 170,000 jobs.
  • Goods producing sector added 69,000 jobs.

In addition, the report takes a snapshot of job growth by industries in December 2013:

  • Professional/business services added 53,000 jobs.
  • Construction added 48,000 jobs.
  • Trade/transportation/utilities added 47,000 jobs.
  • Manufacturing added 19,000 jobs.
  • Financial activities added 10,000 jobs.

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 January 2014 ADP National Employment Report will be released on February 5, 2014.

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