ADP Jobs Report an inside look – July's job growth was...

posted by Brian Mudd - 

ADP Jobs Report an inside look – July's job growth was...     

Bottom Line: Spectacular. Last month this was a quote from Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics which works with ADP on producing the monthly private sector jobs report...“Business’ number one problem is finding qualified workers”...  

Well, with the class of 2018 beginning to enter the workforce – they're finding more of them. Coming into the summer I mentioned that we were set for the best summer hiring season on record for grads looking for work. That's exactly what we're seeing here. 

According to the ADP private sector jobs report we added another 219,000 jobs in July. That's a huge number at this point in the cycle with already low unemployment. Here are some key takeaways from the report:  

  • We added 16,000 more private sector jobs in July of 2018 compared to July of 2017  

  • In 2018 we've averaged 207,000 private sector jobs per month  

As for where the jobs were added in July:     

  • Small biz: +52k     

  • Mid-Sized: +119k     

  • Large: +48k     

The more you dig in the more good news you find. Small business hiring accelerated through the month as did mid-sized companies, those with 50 to 500 employees, which are clearly in the sweet spot in this economy right now.  

As for industries leading the pack...     

  • Education & Health +48k   

  • Professional and business services: +47k     

  • Leisure & Hospitality: +37k    

  • Manufacturing: +23k 

  • Trade, transportation & utilities: +21k     

Until next time...   

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