Thursday, May 31, 2012

ADP: Private Employment increased 133,000 in May

by Bill McBride on 5/31/2012 08:11:00 AM

ADP reports:

Employment in the U.S. nonfarm private business sector increased by 133,000 from April to May on a seasonally adjusted basis. The estimated gain from March to April was revised down modestly, from the initial estimate of 119,000 to a revised estimate of 113,000.

Employment in the private, service-providing sector increased 132,000 in May, after rising a revised 119,000 in April. Employment in the private, goods-producing sector increased 1,000 in May. Manufacturing employment dropped 2,000 jobs, the second consecutive monthly decline.
This was below the consensus forecast of an increase of 154,000 private sector jobs in May. The BLS reports on Friday, and the consensus is for an increase of 150,000 payroll jobs in May, on a seasonally adjusted (SA) basis.

Note: ADP hasn't been very useful in predicting the BLS report, but this suggests a somewhat weaker than consensus report.

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