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ADP: US Private Sector Employment Increased by 263,000 Jobs in March

April 05, 2017

Private sector employment increased by 263,000 jobs from February to March according to the March 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.

"The U.S. labor market finished the first quarter on a strong note," said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute. "Consumer dependent industries including healthcare, leisure and hospitality, and trade had strong growth during the month."

Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody's Analytics, said, "Job growth is off to a strong start in 2017.

March 2017 Report Highlights

Total U.S. Nonfarm Private Employment: 263,000

By Company Size

  • Small businesses: 118,000
    • 1-19 employees 60,000
    • 20-49 employees 58,000

       
  • Medium businesses: 100,000
    • 50-499 employees 100,000

       
  • Large businesses: 45,000
    • 500-999 employees 8,000
    • 1,000+ employees 37,000

By Sector

  • Goods-producing: 82,000
    • Natural resources/mining 4,000
    • Construction 49,000
    • Manufacturing 30,000

       
  • Service-providing: 181,000
    • Trade/transportation/utilities 34,000
    • Information -10,000
    • Financial activities 25,000
    • Professional/business services 57,000
      • Professional/technical services 27,000
      • Management of companies/enterprises 6,000
      • Administrative/support services 25,000
    • Education/health services 13,000
      • Health care/social assistance 46,000
      • Education -32,000
    • Leisure/hospitality 55,000
    • Other services 6,000

* Sum of components may not equal total, due to rounding.

  • Franchise Employment**
    • Franchise jobs 13,900

**Complete details on franchise employment can be found here.

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