ADP National Employment Report: Private Sector Employment Increased by 67,000 Jobs in November

Staff Report

Friday, December 6th, 2019

Private sector employment increased by 67,000 jobs from October to November according to the November 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.  

November 2019 Report Highlights

Total U.S. Nonfarm Private Employment:     67,000

By Company Size

- Small businesses:     11,000

1-19 employees     -15,000

20-49 employees     25,000

- Medium businesses:     29,000

50-499 employees     29,000

- Large businesses:     27,000

500-999 employees     13,000

1,000+ employees     14,000

By Sector

- Goods-producing:     -18,000

Natural resources/mining     -6,000

Construction     -6,000

Manufacturing     -6,000

- Service-providing:     85,000

Trade/transportation/utilities     -15,000

Information     -8,000

Financial activities     11,000

Professional/business services     28,000
     - Professional/technical services     16,000
     - Management of companies/enterprises     4,000
     - Administrative/support services     7,000

Education/health services     39,000
     - Health care/social assistance     36,000
     - Education     3,000

Leisure/hospitality     18,000

Other services     12,000

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

- Franchise Employment**

Franchise jobs     24,600

"In November, the labor market showed signs of slowing," said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute. "The goods producers still struggled; whereas, the service providers remained in positive territory driven by healthcare and professional services. Job creation slowed across all company sizes; however, the pattern remained largely the same, as small companies continued to face more pressure than their larger competitors." 

Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody's Analytics, said, "The job market is losing its shine. Manufacturers, commodity producers, and retailers are shedding jobs. Job openings are declining and if job growth slows any further unemployment will increase."

The matched sample used to develop the ADP National Employment Report was derived from ADP payroll data, which represents 411,000 U.S. clients employing nearly 24 million workers in the U.S. The October total of jobs added was revised down from 125,000 to 121,000.