Private Sector Employment Increased by 235,000 Jobs in February

Private sector employment increased by 235,000 jobs from January to February according to the February 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 payroll data, measures the change in total nonfarm private employment each month on a seasonally-adjusted basis.

Total U.S. Nonfarm Private Employment: 235,000

By Company Size

  • Small businesses: 68,000
    • 1-19 employees: 27,000
    • 20-49 employees: 41,000
  • Medium businesses: 97,000
    • 50-499 employees: 97,000
  •  Large businesses: 70,000
    • 500-999 employees: 11,000
    • 1,000+ employees: 58,000

By Sector

  • Goods-producing: 37,000
    • Natural resources/mining: 2,000
    • Construction: 21,000
    • Manufacturing: 14,000
  • Service-providing: 198,000
    • Trade/transportation/utilities: 44,000
    • Information: -1,000
    • Financial activities: 9,000
    • Professional/business services: 46,000
      • Professional/technical services: 22,000
      • Management of companies/enterprises: 2,000
      • Administrative/support services: 22,000
    • Education/health services: 43,000
      • Health care/social assistance: 38,000
      • Education: 5,000
    • Leisure/hospitality: 50,000
    • Other services: 7,000

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

  • Franchise Employment**
    • Franchise jobs: 24,700

**Complete details on franchise employment can be found here.

“The labor market continues to experience uninterrupted growth,” said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute. “We see persistent gains across most industries with leisure and hospitality and retail leading the way as consumer spending kicked up.  At this pace of job growth employers will soon become hard-pressed to find qualified workers.”

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