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.
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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
– 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.