Private sector employment in the U.S. increased by 158,000 jobs from February 2013 to March 2013 on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the March 2013 ADP National Employment Report® produced by Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP®) in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics. The March 2013 ADP report also revised the estimated gain from January 2013 to February 2013 up by 39,000 to 237,000 jobs. For more information, visit

“The U.S. private sector added 158,000 jobs in the month of March 2013, with the majority of the new jobs created by service providers. Over the first quarter of 2013, the ADP National Employment Report has reported an average gain of 191,000 new private sector jobs per month,” ADP President and Chief Executive Officer Carlos A. Rodriguez stated in a press release available at

The ADP report included a breakdown of job growth by company size from February 2013 to March 2013:

  • Large businesses representing payrolls with 500 or more employees added 47,000 jobs. Large businesses with more than 1,000 employees gained 20,000 jobs while those with 500-999 employees gained 20,000 jobs.
  • Medium businesses representing payrolls with 50 to 499 employees added 37,000 jobs.
  • Small businesses representing payrolls with 1 to 49 employees added 74,000 jobs. Small businesses with 20 to 49 employees gained 30,000 jobs while those with 1 to 19 employees gained 44,000 jobs.

The ADP report also included a breakdown by sector and specific industries from February 2013 to March 2013:

  • Service providing sector added 151,000 jobs.
  • Goods producing sector added 7,000 jobs.
  • Professional/business services added 39,000 jobs.
  • Trade/transportation/utilities added 22,000 jobs.
  • Financial activities added 9,000 jobs.
  • Manufacturing added 6,000 jobs.
  • Construction added 0 jobs.

Of the 74,000 jobs created in private small business employment from February 2013 to March 2013, the ADP Small Business Report® – a subset of the ADP National Employment Report – estimated that the service providing sector added 74,000 small business jobs while the goods producing sector lost 1,000 small business jobs. Additional information about this month’s small business employment report is

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, a leading provider of human capital management solutions. For a description of the underlying data and the statistical model used to create this report, please see the ADP National Employment Report Development Methodology page at

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