ADP National Employment Report: Private Sector Employment

ADP National Employment Report: Private Sector Employment Increased
by 215,000 Jobs in December 
ROSELAND, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 01/03/13 --  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
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 jobs." 
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 here: 
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,
please click here: 
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
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 Report.  
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
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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
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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practices for measuring and managing risk through expertise and
experience in credit analysis, economic research and financial risk
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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
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 
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Institute is a service mark of ADP, Inc. Copyright Copyright 2013,
ADP, Inc. 
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