ADP Small Business
Report

October 2012

50,000

Change in employment among small businesses with 1-49 employees

18,000

1-19 employees

32,000

20-49 employees

43,000

Service providers

7,000

Goods producers

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SMALL BUSINESS REPORT

ADP National Employment Report Shows Small Businesses Added 50,000 Jobs in October

Employment in nonfarm private small business payrolls rose 50,000 in October on a seasonally adjusted basis, accounting for 32% of employment gains across all company size groups. Within small businesses, 37% of the employment growth contribution was associated with companies having between 1-19 employees while 63% of September's small business growth was driven by companies with 20-49 employees.

Highlights

Goods Producing Sector:

  • Small businesses (1-49 employees) +7,000
  • Very Small businesses (1-19 employees) +2,000
  • Other Small businesses (20-49 employees) +4,000

Services Providing Sector:

  • Small businesses (1-49 employees) +43,000
  • Very Small businesses (1-19 employees) +16,000
  • Other Small businesses (20-49 employees) +27,000

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.

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