Private sector employment increased by 172,000 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.
Goods-producing employment was down by 36,000 jobs in June after an additional loss of 5,000 jobs in May. The construction industry lost 5,000 jobs, offsetting May’s gain of 9,000 jobs. Meanwhile, manufacturing lost 21,000 jobs after losing 3,000 the previous month.
Service-providing employment rose by 208,000 jobs in June, a stronger increase when compared to May’s 173,000 jobs. The ADP National Employment Report indicates that professional/business services contributed 51,000 jobs, up from May’s 47,000. Trade/transportation/utilities grew by 55,000, nearly twice that of the 27,000 jobs added the previous month. Financial activities added 2,000, down from last month’s gain of 13,000 jobs.
Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics, said, “Job growth revived last month from its spring slump. Job growth remains healthy except in the energy and trade-sensitive manufacturing sectors. Large multinationals are struggling a bit, and Brexit won’t help, but small- and mid-sized companies continue to add strongly to payrolls.”
This was above the consensus forecast for 150,000 private sector jobs added in the ADP report.
The BLS report for June will be released Friday, and the consensus is for 180,000 non-farm payroll jobs added in June.