ADP National Employment Report: Private Sector Employment Increased by 215,000 Jobs in December

Thu Jan 3, 2013 8:15am EST

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ROSELAND, NJ, Jan 03 (Marketwire) -- 
Private sector employment increased by 215,000 jobs from November to
December, according to the December ADP National Employment Report(R),
which is produced by Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP(R)), a leading
provider of human capital management solutions, in collaboration with
Moody's Analytics. The report, which is derived from ADP's actual payroll
data, measures the change in total nonfarm private employment each month
on a seasonally-adjusted basis. The November 2012 report, which reported
job gains of 118,000, was revised upward by 30,000 to 148,000 jobs. 

    December 2012 Report Highlights*

    Click here to view the ADP National Employment Report Infograph 

    Total U.S. Nonfarm Private Employment: 215,000

--  By Company Size
    --  Small businesses: 25,000
        --  1-19 employees -6,000
        --  20-49 employees 31,000
    --  Medium businesses: 102,000
        --  50-499 employees 102,000
    --  Large businesses: 87,000
        --  500-999 employees 26,000
        --  1,000+ employees 61,000
--  By Sector
    --  Goods producing 28,000
    --  Service providing 187,000
--  Industry Snapshot
    --  Construction 39,000
    --  Manufacturing -11,000
    --  Trade/transportation/utilities 53,000
    --  Financial activities 14,000
    --  Professional/business services 37,000


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

    Goods-producing employment rose by 28,000 jobs in December as a large
gain in construction jobs of 39,000 more than offset the 11,000 decline
in manufacturing employment. 

    Service-providing jobs increased by 187,000. Among the service industries
reported by the ADP National Employment Report,
trade/transportation/utilities services had the largest gain with 53,000
jobs added over the month. Professional/business services added 37,000
jobs and financial activities added 14,000 jobs in December. 

    Carlos A. Rodriguez, president and chief executive officer of ADP, said,
"During the final month of 2012, U.S. private sector employment ended the
year on a positive note as 215,000 jobs were added -- the ADP National
Employment Report's largest monthly gain since February 2012. During the
past year, the private sector added a total of more than 1.7 million

    Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody's Analytics, said, "The job market
held firm in December despite the intensifying fiscal cliff negotiations
in Washington. Businesses even became somewhat more aggressive in their
hiring at year end. Most encouraging is the revival in construction jobs,
although the December gain was likely lifted by rebuilding after
Superstorm Sandy. The job market ended 2012 on a more solid footing." 

    To see Chart 1. Change in Total Nonfarm Private Employment, please click

    To see Chart 2. Historical Trend - Change in Total Nonfarm Private
Employment, please click here:

    To see Chart 3. Change in Nonfarm Private Employment by Selected
Industry, please click here:

    To see Chart 4. Change in Nonfarm Private Employment by Company Size,
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    Businesses with 49 or fewer employees added 25,000 jobs in December.
Employment levels among medium-sized companies with 50-499 employees rose
by 102,000, while employment at large companies -- those with 500 or more
employees -- increased by 87,000. 

    The matched sample used to develop the ADP National Employment Report was
derived from ADP payroll data, which, year to date represents 406,000
U.S. clients employing more than 23 million workers in the U.S.

    ADP Small Business Report(R):

    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 in the ADP Small Business Report(R) each month. The
ADP Small Business Report is a subset of the ADP National Employment

    December Small Business Highlights*

--  By Size:
    --  1-19 employees -6,000
    --  20-49 employees 31,000
--  By Sector for 1-49 Employees:
    --  Goods producing 7,000
    --  Service providing 18,000
--  By Sector for 1-19 Employees:
    --  Goods producing 2,000
    --  Service providing -8,000
--  By Sector for 20-49 Employees:
    --  Goods producing 5,000
    --  Service providing 26,000


* 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

    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, please visit

    The January 2013 ADP National Employment Report will be released at 8:15
a.m. ET on January 30, 2013.

    About the ADP National Employment Report(R)

    The ADP National Employment Report(R) 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 Automatic Data Processing,
Inc. (ADP(R)), a leading provider of human capital management solutions.
The report 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.

    The ADP National Employment Report's measure of employment is derived
from an anonymous subset of roughly 406,000 U.S. clients, which employ
more than 23 million U.S. workers. 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 

    About Moody's Analytics 
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risk management professionals worldwide respond to an evolving
marketplace with confidence. The company offers unique tools and best
practices for measuring and managing risk through expertise and
experience in credit analysis, economic research and financial risk
management. By providing leading-edge software, advisory services and
research, including the proprietary analysis of Moody's Investors
Service, Moody's Analytics integrates and customizes its offerings to
address specific business challenges. Moody's Analytics is a subsidiary
of Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO), which reported revenue of $2.3
billion in 2011, employs approximately 6,500 people worldwide and has a
presence in 28 countries. Further information is available at 

    About ADP
 Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADP), with more than
$10 billion in revenues and approximately 600,000 clients, is one of the
world's largest providers of business outsourcing solutions. Leveraging
over 60 years of experience, ADP offers a wide range of human resource,
payroll, tax and benefits administration solutions from a single source.
ADP's easy-to-use solutions for employers provide superior value to
companies of all types and sizes. ADP is also a leading provider of
integrated computing solutions to auto, truck, motorcycle, marine,
recreational vehicle, and heavy equipment dealers throughout the world.
For more information about ADP or to contact a local ADP sales office,
reach us at 1.800.225.5237 or visit the company's website at

    The ADP logo, ADP, ADP National Employment Report, and ADP Small Business
Report are registered trademarks of ADP, Inc. ADP Research Institute is a
service mark of ADP, Inc. Copyright Copyright 2013, ADP, Inc.

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