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U.S. Private Sector Employment Increased by 247,000 Jobs in April

Total U.S. Nonfarm Private Employment: 247,000

Published on May 05, 2022

Private sector employment increased by 247,000 jobs from March to April, according to the April ADP National Employment Report. Broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge, the ADP National Employment Report is produced by the ADP Research Institute in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics. The report, which is derived from ADP’s actual data of those who are on a company’s payroll, measures the change in total nonfarm private employment each month on a seasonally-adjusted basis.

“In April, the labor market recovery showed signs of slowing as the economy approaches full employment,” said Nela Richardson, chief economist, ADP. “While hiring demand remains strong, labor supply shortages caused job gains to soften for both goods producers and services providers. As the labor market tightens, small companies, with fewer than 50 employees, struggle with competition for wages amid increased costs.”

The matched sample used to develop the ADP National Employment Report was derived from ADP payroll data, representing 460,000 U.S. clients employing nearly 26 million workers in the U.S. The March total of jobs added was revised from 455,000 to 479,000.

To obtain additional information about the ADP National Employment Report, including additional charts, supporting data, and the schedule of future release dates, or to subscribe to the monthly email alerts and RSS feeds, click here.

The May 2022 ADP National Employment Report will be released at 8:15 a.m. ET on June 2, 2022.

Total U.S. Nonfarm Private Employment:     247,000

By Company Size

– Small businesses:     -120,000

  • 1-19 employees     -96,000
  • 20-49 employees     -25,000

– Medium businesses:     46,000

  • 50-499 employees     46,000

– Large businesses:     321,000

  • 500-999 employees     32,000
  • 1,000+ employees     289,000

By Sector

– Goods-producing:     46,000

  • Natural resources/mining     4,000
  • Construction     16,000
  • Manufacturing     25,000

– Service-providing:     202,000

  • Trade/transportation/utilities     15,000
  • Information     -2,000
  • Financial activities      8,000
  • Professional/business services     50,000
         – Professional/technical services     21,000
         – Management of companies/enterprises     1,000
         – Administrative/support services     28,000
  • Education/health services     48,000
         – Health care/social assistance     41,000
         – Education     6,000
  • Leisure/hospitality     77,000
  • Other services     6,000

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

Associate Writer