ADP Report: Private Sector Employment Increased by 978,000 Jobs in May
Thursday, June 10th, 2021
Private sector employment increased by 978,000 jobs from April to May according to the May 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.
May 2021 Report Highlights*
View the ADP National Employment Report Infographic at www.adpemploymentreport.com.
Total U.S. Nonfarm Private Employment: 978,000
By Company Size
-- Small businesses: 333,000
- 1-19 employees 177,000
- 20-49 employees 156,000
-- Medium businesses: 338,000
- 50-499 employees 338,000
-- Large businesses: 308,000
- 500-999 employees 88,000
- 1,000+ employees 220,000
-- Goods-producing: 128,000
- Natural resources/mining 11,000
- Construction 65,000
- Manufacturing 52,000
-- Service-providing: 850,000
- Trade/transportation/utilities 118,000
- Information -3,000
- Financial activities 20,000
- Professional/business services 68,000
- Professional/technical services 24,000
- Management of companies/enterprises 4,000
- Administrative/support services 40,000
- Education/health services 139,000
- Health care/social assistance 119,000
- Education 20,000
- Leisure/hospitality 440,000
- Other services 69,000
* Sum of components may not equal total, due to rounding.
-- Franchise Employment**
- Franchise jobs 57,700
**Complete details on franchise employment can be found here.
"Private payrolls showed a marked improvement from recent months and the strongest gain since the early days of the recovery," said Nela Richardson, chief economist, ADP. "While goods producers grew at a steady pace, it is service providers that accounted for the lion's share of the gains, far outpacing the monthly average in the last six months. Companies of all sizes experienced an uptick in job growth, reflecting the improving nature of the panemic and economy."
The matched sample used to develop the ADP National Employment Report was derived from ADP payroll data, which represents 460,000 U.S. clients employing nearly 26 million workers in the U.S. The April total of jobs added was revised from 742,000 to 654,000.
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, please visit www.adpemploymentreport.com.
The June 2021 ADP National Employment Report will be released at 8:15 a.m. ET on June 30, 2021.