Thursday, January 05, 2012

@AllAmerInvest, ADP Report, Jobs up 325,000, Job Cuts Decline,

Planned job cuts announced by U.S. employers declined in December to 41,785, the lowest monthly total since June, according to the latest report on downsizing activity from global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

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ADP today reported that employment in the U.S. nonfarm private business sector increased by 325,000 from November to December on a seasonally adjusted basis. The estimated advance in employment from October to November was revised down slightly to 204,000 from the initially
reported 206,000.

The increase in December was the largest monthly gain since last December 2010 and nearly twice the average monthly gain since May when employment decelerated sharply.

Employment in the private, service-providing sector rose 273,000 in December, which is up from an increase of 176,000 in November. Employment in the private, goods-producing sector increased 52,000 in December, while manufacturing employment increased 22,000.

Employment on large payrolls—those with 500 or more workers—increased 37,000, and employment on medium payrolls—those with 50 to 499 workers—rose 140,000 in December.

Employment on small payrolls—those with up to 49 workers—rose 148,000 that same period, up from the 109,000 jobs created among small businesses last month. Of the 148,000 jobs created by small businesses, 18,000 jobs were created by the goods-producing sector and 130,000 jobs
were created by the service-producing sector.

Employment in the construction industry increased 26,000 this month, which is up from an increase of 17,000 in November. Employment in the financial services sector declined 1,000 in December.

For information on the construction sector and use of the ADP Report, please visit the methodology section of the ADP National Employment Report website at

Original content Bob DeMarco, All American Investor