Wednesday, September 30, 2015

ADP: Private Employment increased 200,000 in September

by Bill McBride on 9/30/2015 08:19:00 AM

From ADP:

Private sector employment increased by 200,000 jobs from August to September according to the September ADP National Employment Report®. ... 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.
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Goods-producing employment rose by 12,000 jobs in September, off from 15,000 the previous month. The construction industry added 35,000 jobs in September, almost double the 18,000 gained in August. Meanwhile, manufacturing dropped into negative territory losing 15,000 jobs in September, the worst showing since December 2010.

Service-providing employment rose by 188,000 jobs in September, up from 172,000 in August. ...

Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics, said, “The U.S. job machine continues to produce jobs at a strong and consistent pace. Despite job losses in the energy and manufacturing industries, the economy is creating close to 200,000 jobs per month. At this pace full employment is fast approaching.”
This was above the consensus forecast for 190,000 private sector jobs added in the ADP report. 

The BLS report for September will be released Friday, and the consensus is for 203,000 non-farm payroll jobs added in September.