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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

ADP: Private Employment increased 163,000 in July

by Calculated Risk on 8/01/2012 08:20:00 AM

ADP reports:

Employment in the U.S. nonfarm private business sector increased by 163,000 from June to July, on a seasonally adjusted basis. The estimated gain from May to June was revised down slightly, from the initial estimate of 176,000 to 172,000.

Employment in the private, service-providing sector expanded 148,000 in July after rising a revised 151,000 in June. The private, goods-producing sector added 15,000 jobs in July. Manufacturing employment rose 6,000 this month, following a revised increase of 9,000 in June.
This was above the consensus forecast of an increase of 120,000 private sector jobs in July. The BLS reports on Friday, and the consensus is for an increase of 100,000 payroll jobs in July, on a seasonally adjusted (SA) basis.

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