ADP National
Employment Report

October 2012

158,000

Change in U.S. nonfarm private sector employment

50,000

Small Business jobs

27,000

Medium Business jobs

81,000

Large Business jobs

8,000
Manufacturing

9,000
Financial Activities

23,000
Construction

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NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT REPORT

U.S. Economy Added 158,000 Private-Sector Jobs in October, According to ADP National Employment Report

Private-sector employment increased by 158,000 from September to October, on a seasonally adjusted basis.

Highlights

  • Small businesses (1-49 employees) +50,000
  • Medium businesses (50-499 employees) +27,000
  • Large businesses (500 or more employees) +81,000

Note: All size data included in the ADP National Employment Report is based on size of business, defined as an entity with a unique Employer Identification Number, which may include multiple establishments. Sum of components may not equal total due to rounding.

“Businesses are adding consistently to their payrolls. October’s job gains were in line with the average monthly gains of the past two years, with sturdy albeit less than stellar growth across most industries and company sizes. Businesses have turned more cautious in recent months, but that has yet to impact their hiring and firing decisions.”

– Mark Zandi, Chief Economist of Moody’s Analytics

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About This Report: The ADP National Employment Report provides a monthly snapshot of the current U.S. nonfarm private sector employment situation based on actual transactional payroll data.

 

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