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ADP National Employment Report: Private Sector Employment Increased by 749,000 Jobs in September

09/30/2020 | 08:16am EST

ROSELAND, N.J., Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Private sector employment increased by 749,000 jobs from August to September according to the September 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.

Chart 1. Change in Total Nonfarm Private Employment

September 2020 Report Highlights*

View the ADP National Employment Report Infographic at www.adpemploymentreport.com.

Total U.S. Nonfarm Private Employment:     749,000

By Company Size

- Small businesses:     192,000

  • 1-19 employees     121,000
  • 20-49 employees     71,000

- Medium businesses:     259,000

  • 50-499 employees     259,000

- Large businesses:     297,000

  • 500-999 employees     75,000
  • 1,000+ employees     222,000

By Sector

- Goods-producing:     196,000

  • Natural resources/mining     7,000
  • Construction     60,000
  • Manufacturing     130,000

- Service-providing:     552,000

  • Trade/transportation/utilities     186,000
  • Information     17,000
  • Financial activities     29,000
  • Professional/business services     78,000
         - Professional/technical services     26,000
         - Management of companies/enterprises     5,000
         - Administrative/support services     47,000
  • Education/health services     90,000
         - Health care/social assistance     101,000
         - Education     -11,000
  • Leisure/hospitality     92,000
  • Other services     60,000

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

- Franchise Employment**

  • Franchise jobs      20,700

**Complete details on franchise employment can be found here.

"The labor market continues to recover gradually," said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute.  "In September, the majority of sectors and company sizes experienced gains with trade, transportation and utilities; and manufacturing leading the way. However, small businesses continued to demonstrate slower growth."

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 August total of jobs added was revised from 428,000 to 481,000.  

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 October 2020 ADP National Employment Report will be released at 8:15 a.m. ET on November 4, 2020.

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 26 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.

Each month, ADP Research Institute issues the ADP National Employment Report as part of the company's commitment to adding deeper insights into the U.S. labor market and providing businesses, governments and others with a source of credible and valuable information.  The ADP National Employment Report is broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge.

The data for this report 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.

For a description of the underlying data and the statistical model used to create this report, please see the ADP National Employment Report: Development Methodology.

About the ADP Research Institute

The mission of the ADP Research Institute is to generate data-driven discoveries about the world of work, and to derive reliable economic indicators from these insights. We offer these findings to the world at large as our unique contribution to making the world of work better and more productive, and to bring greater awareness to the economy at large.

About Moody's Analytics

Moody's Analytics provides financial intelligence and analytical tools to help business leaders make better, faster decisions. Our deep risk expertise, expansive information resources, and innovative application of technology help our clients confidently navigate an evolving marketplace. We are known for our industry-leading and award-winning solutions, made up of research, data, software, and professional services, assembled to deliver a seamless customer experience. We create confidence in thousands of organizations worldwide, with our commitment to excellence, open mindset approach, and focus on meeting customer needs.


Designing better ways to work through cutting-edge products, premium services and exceptional experiences that enable people to reach their full potential.  HR, Talent, Time Management, Benefits and Payroll. Informed by data and designed for people.   Learn more at ADP.com

ADP, the ADP logo, and Always Designing for People, ADP National Employment Report, ADP Small Business Report, ADP National Franchise Report, and ADP Research Institute are registered trademarks of ADP, Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

Copyright © 2020 ADP, Inc. All rights reserved.



Chart 2. Historical Trend - Change in Total Nonfarm Private Employment


Chart 3. Change in Nonfarm Private Employment by Industry


Chart 4. Change in Nonfarm Private Employment by Company Size


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