Private sector employment in the United States increased by 166,000 jobs from August 2013 to September 2013 on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the September 2013 ADP National Employment Report® produced by Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP®) in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics. The complete September 2013 ADP National Employment Report is available at

“During the month of September, the U.S. private sector added a total of 166,000 jobs. As in previous months, most of the job gains occurred in the service-providing sector,” ADP president and chief executive officer Carlos A. Rodriguez stated in a press release available at

The ADP report – which also revised the estimated gain from August 2013 down slightly from 176,000 jobs to 159,000 jobs – includes a breakdown of job growth by company size in September 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 74,000 jobs.
  • Medium businesses representing payrolls with 50 to 499 employees added 28,000 jobs.
  • Large businesses representing payrolls with 500 or more employees added 64,000 jobs.

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

  • Service providing sector added 147,000 jobs.
  • Goods producing sector added 19,000 jobs.

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

  • Trade/transportation/utilities added 54,000 jobs.
  • Professional/business services added 27,000 jobs.
  • Construction added 16,000 jobs.
  • Manufacturing added 1,000 jobs.
  • Financial activities lost 4,000 jobs.

Of the 74,000 jobs created in private small business employment in September 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 6,000 small business jobs. The ADP small business employment report for September 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 October 2013 ADP National Employment Report will be released on October 30, 2013. For a description of underlying data and statistical model used to create this report, please visit

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