ROSELAND – The ADP National Employment Report states that 91,000 private-sector jobs were created between August and September.
The estimated growth in employment from July to August was revised down only slightly to 89,000 from the initially reported 91,000.
While small and medium-sized businesses added 60,000 and 36,000 jobs respectively during the last month-long period, large businesses, defined as those with at least 500 workers, reduced their job size by 5,000.
“Like August, this month’s jobs report continues to show modest job creation,” said Gary C. Butler, chief executive officer of ADP.
“The number of jobs added to the private sector in August and September were virtually identical.
Once again, the small business services-sector led the way, contributing almost two-thirds of all new jobs. Small businesses overall showed positive growth for the 22nd straight month and averaged 73,000 jobs a month.
Industries that saw the biggest gains include professional business services, education, healthcare, and leisure services. The construction industry lost jobs in September, losing 2,000. In August, the industry added 7,000 jobs.