ADP National Employment Report: Private Sector Employment Increased by 200,000 Jobs in July

ROSELAND, N.J. – July 31, 2013 Private-sector employment increased by 200,000 jobs from June to July, according to the July ADP National Employment Report®.  Broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge, the ADP National Employment Report is produced by ADP®, a leading provider of human capital management solutions, in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics.  The report is derived from ADP’s actual payroll data and measures the change in total nonfarm private employment each month on a seasonally-adjusted basis.  June’s job gain was revised upward from 188,000 to 198,000.  

July 2013 Report Highlights*

View the ADP National Employment Report Infograph at

Total U.S. Nonfarm Private Employment:

 • By Company Size 
   • Small businesses: 
    · 1-19 employees 
    · 20-49 employees 

   • Medium businesses: 
    · 50-499 employees  

   • Large businesses: 
    · 500-999 employees 
    · 1,000+ employees 
   • By Sector
    • Goods producing
    • Service providing   
   • Industry Snapshot
    • Construction 
    • Manufacturing  
    • Trade/transportation/utilities 
    • Financial activities
    • Professional/business services

* Sum of components may not equal total, due to rounding.

Goods-producing industries added 22,000 jobs in July. Construction payrolls rose by 22,000 in July, while manufacturing payrolls declined by 5,000.

Service-providing industries added 177,000 jobs in July, the largest gain since last November. Gains were broad-based across industries, with professional/business services adding 49,000 jobs over the month. Trade/transportation/utilities services contributed 45,000 jobs, while financial activities showed a modest gain of 4,000 jobs, down from the 10,000 jobs added in June.

"The U.S. private sector added a total of 200,000 jobs during the month of July, with businesses of all sizes contributing to the overall gain and small businesses generating the greatest share, just as they did in the previous month," said Carlos A. Rodriguez, president and chief executive officer of ADP.  "Among industries tracked by the ADP National Employment Report, professional/business services showed the largest increase in July with the addition of 49,000 jobs, while construction added 22,000 jobs, a stronger gain than in June."

Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics, said, "Job growth remains remarkably stable. Businesses are adding to payrolls in most industries and across all company sizes. The job market has admirably weathered the fiscal headwinds, tax increases and government spending cuts. This bodes well for the next year when those headwinds are set to fade.”

Chart 1: Change in Total Nonfarm Private Employment
Chart 1: Change in Total Nonfarm Private Employment

Chart 2: Historical Trend - Change in Total Nonfarm Private EmploymentChart 2: Historical Trend - Change in Total Nonfarm Private Employment

Chart 3: Change in Nonfarm Private Employment by Selected IndustryChart 3: Change in Nonfarm Private Employment by Selected Industry

Chart 4: Change in Nonfarm Private Employment by Company SizeChart 4: Change in Nonfarm Private Employment by Company Size

Businesses with 49 or fewer employees added 82,000 jobs in July. Employment levels among medium-sized companies with 50-499 employees rose by 60,000, while employment at large companies – those with 500 or more employees – increased by 57,000.

The matched sample used to develop the ADP National Employment Report was derived from ADP payroll data, which represents 416,000 U.S. clients employing nearly 24 million workers in the U.S.

ADP Small Business Report®:
Due to the important contribution that small businesses make to economic growth, employment data that are specific to businesses with 49 or fewer employees is reported each month in the ADP Small Business Report®, a subset of the ADP National Employment Report.

July 2013 Small Business Report Highlights*

Total Small Business Employment:   82,000
 • By size: 
    · 1-19 employees
    · 20-49 employees
   • By sector for 1 - 49 employees:
    · Goods producing
    · Service providing 

   • By sector for 1 - 19 employees:
    · Goods producing
    · Service providing 
   • By sector for 20 - 49 employees:
    · Goods producing
    · Service providing 

* Sum of components may not equal total, due to rounding.

Additional information about small business employment, including charts on monthly job growth and employment levels along with historical data, is available at

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The August 2013 ADP National Employment Report will be released at 8:15 a.m. ET on September 4, 2013.

About the ADP National Employment Report®
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 client companies served by ADP®, a leading provider of human capital management solutions.  The report, which measures nearly 24 million U.S. workers, is produced by the ADP Research Institute®, a specialized group within the company that provides insights around employment trends and workforce strategy, in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics, Inc.

Each month, ADP issues the ADP National Employment Report as part of the company’s commitment to adding deeper insights into the U.S. labor market and providing businesses, governments and others with a source of credible and valuable information. The ADP National Employment Report is broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge.

The ADP Small Business Report is a monthly estimate of private nonfarm employment among companies in the U.S. with 1-49 employees and is a subset of the ADP National Employment Report.  The data for both reports is collected for pay periods that can be interpolated to include the week of the 12th of each month, and processed with statistical methodologies similar to those used by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to compute employment from its monthly survey of establishments.  Due to this processing, this subset is modified to make it indicative of national employment levels; therefore, the resulting employment changes computed for the ADP National Employment Report are not representative of changes in ADP’s total base of U.S. business clients.

For a description of the underlying data and the statistical model used to create this report, please see “ADP National Employment Report: Development Methodology” at

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