Businesses with 49 or fewer employees added 74,000 jobs in March. Employment levels among medium-sized companies with 50-499 employees rose by 37,000, while employment at large companies -- those with 500 or more employees -- increased by 47,000.
The matched sample used to develop the ADP National Employment Report was derived from ADP payroll data, which represents 416,000 U.S. clients employing nearly 24 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 each month in the ADP Small Business Report®, a subset of the ADP National Employment Report.
March 2013 Small Business Report Highlights*
Total Small Business Employment: 74,000
•By size: •1-19 employees 44,000 •20-49 employees 30,000 •By sector for 1-49 employees:•Goods producing -1,000 •Service providing 74,000 •By sector for 1-19 employees:•Goods producing 0 •Service providing 44,000 •By sector for 20-49 employees: •Goods producing 0 •Service providing 30,000
* 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 www.adpemploymentreport.com.
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 April 2013 ADP National Employment Report will be released at 8:15 a.m. ET on May 1, 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 ADP®, a leading provider of human capital management solutions. The report, which measures nearly 24 million U.S. workers, 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 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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