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®:
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® 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 http://www.adpemploymentreport.com/2012/December/SBS/SBS-NER-December-2012.aspx.
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 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®
The ADP National Employment Report® 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®), 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.
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