Thursday, September 06, 2012

ADP: Private Employment increased 201,000 in August

by Calculated Risk on 9/06/2012 08:15:00 AM

ADP reports:

Employment in the U.S. nonfarm private business sector increased by 201,000 from July to August, on a seasonally adjusted basis. The estimated gain from June to July was revised up from the initial estimate of 163,000 to 173,000.

Employment in the private, service-providing sector expanded 185,000 in August, up from 156,000 in July. Employment in the private, goods-producing sector added 16,000 jobs in August. Manufacturing employment rose 3,000, following an increase of 6,000 in July.
This was above the consensus forecast of an increase of 149,000 private sector jobs in August. The BLS reports on Friday, and the consensus is for an increase of 125,000 payroll jobs in August, 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.