Wednesday, July 03, 2019

ADP: Private Employment increased 102,000 in June

by Calculated Risk on 7/03/2019 08:20:00 AM

From ADP:

Private sector employment increased by 102,000 jobs from May to June according to the June 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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“Job growth started to show signs of a slowdown,” said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute. “While large businesses continue to do well, small businesses are struggling as they compete with the ongoing tight labor market. The goods producing sector continues to show weakness. Among services, leisure and hospitality’s weakness could be a reflection of consumer confidence.”

Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics, said, “The job market continues to throttle back. Job growth has slowed sharply in recent months, as businesses have turned more cautious in their hiring. Small businesses are the most nervous, especially in the construction sector and at bricks-and-mortar retailers.”
This was below the consensus forecast for 150,000 private sector jobs added in the ADP report. 

The BLS report will be released Friday, and the consensus is for 165,000 non-farm payroll jobs added in June.