Private job growth more than twice the forecast, at 807,000, ADP reports


On Wednesday, payroll processing firm ADP said that the private job growth reached 807,000 for the month. This is more than double the estimate of 375,000 that was forecast by Dow Jones. It is also well ahead of the 505,000 private jobs in November. The report also said that this was the fastest hiring pace in seven months in December, ahead of concerns about the increase in Covid cases. The report covers middle of December, before the huge escalation in cases due to the omicron variant of the coronavirus.

The ADP Research Institute’s National Employment Report released the following information. The increase of jobs in the nonfarm private-sector employment increased by 807,000 from November to December after being seasonally adjusted. Small companies with 1-49 employees were at 204,000 while mid-sized companies saw an increase of 214,000. Large companies with 500 or more employees saw the largest increase at 389,000.

The payroll processor, which collaborates with Moody’s Analytics, also tabulated the change by sector and industry which was as follows:

Goods-producing Sector—138,000
Natural Resources & Mining—2,000
Service-providing Sector—669,000
Trade, Transportation & Utilities—138,000
Financial Activities—24,000
Professional & Business—130,000
Education & Health—85,000
Leisure & Hospitality—246,000
Other Services—36,000.

Although the leisure and hospitality industry saw the highest growth, all sectors and industries registered an increase in job growth in the last month of the year. The data also indicated that the total job growth was the best since May 2021, when the total jobs stood at 882,000.

The Labor Department will be releasing its nonfarm payroll reports in a few days. According to consensus Dow Jones estimate the data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the Labor Department is expected to reveal growth of 422,000. Sometimes, there are great discrepancies between job growth from ADP and BLS.

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