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U.S. Added 48,600 Franchise Jobs in December, According to ADP National Franchise Report
January 6, 2016

ROSELAND, NJ -- (Marketwired) -- 01/06/16 -- U.S. private-sector franchise jobs increased by 48,600 during the month of December, according to the ADP National Franchise Report®. Broadly distributed to the public each month free of charge, the ADP National Franchise Report measures monthly changes in franchise employment derived from ADP's actual transactional payroll data. The report is produced by ADP® in collaboration with Moody's Analytics, Inc. and is published by the ADP Research Institute® .

"Franchise employment growth finished strong in December adding the second most jobs of any month in 2015," said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and head of the ADP Research Institute. "Restaurants had their second biggest month of the year and accounted for two-thirds of the jobs added this month."

December 2015ADP National Franchise Report Highlights

Click here to access the ADP National Franchise Report Infographic

The table below presents U.S. franchise employment growth over time, measuring current month growth, year-over-year changes, and the average monthly growth rate over the past 12 months. This chart also reflects changes in small business employment to help illustrate the correlation between small businesses overall and franchises.

December 2015                  
  Monthly Employment Change   Employment Level (Thousands)   Monthly Growth Rate
Year-Over-Year Growth Rate
  12 Month Average Growth Rate (%)
Total U.S. NonFarm Private Employment * 257,000   120,858   0.2%   2.0%   0.2%
Small Business (1-49 Employees) 95,000   50,656   0.2%   2.2%   0.2%
Total U.S. Franchise Employment 48,600   8,776   0.6% 100% 4.5%   0.4%
  Restaurants 32,770   4,488   0.7% 67% 5.0%   0.4%
  Auto Parts and Dealers 8,400   1,373   0.6% 17% 7.8%   0.6%
  Accommodations 3,360   717   0.5% 7% 1.3%   0.1%
  Personal Services 2,340   120   2.0% 5% 9.5%   0.8%
  Business Services 1,700   482   0.4% 3% 4.0%   0.3%
  Building Material and Garden Equipment 300   49   0.6% 1% 6.0%   0.5%
  Personal Care Retailers 270   71   0.4% 1% 6.7%   0.5%
  Professional Services 240   127   0.2% 0% 2.9%   0.2%
  Food Retailers 180   186   0.1% 0% 4.1%   0.3%
  Real Estate 120   92   0.1% 0% 1.5%   0.1%
  Rental 110   35   0.3% 0% 3.1%   0.3%
  Education 70   65   0.1% 0% -1.0%   -0.1%
  Leisure 40   88   0.0% 0% -3.3%   -0.3%
  Other (80)   433   0.0% 0% 1.7%   0.1%
  Manufacturing (110)   22   -0.5% 0% -0.2%   0.0%
  Gasoline Stations and Auto Repair (1,120)   428   -0.3% -2% 0.0%   0.0%
* ADP National Employment Report
Note: Sum of components may not equal total due to rounding. Industries are ranked based on monthly contribution to Total Franchise Employment

The January 2016ADP National Franchise Report will be released at 8:15 a.m. ET on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. A schedule of future release dates, as well as additional information about franchise employment, charts on monthly job growth and employment levels, and historical data is available at

About the ADP National Franchise Report®
The ADP National Franchise Report®, the first and only report of its kind, is a monthly measure of the change in total U.S. nonfarm private franchise employment derived from actual, anonymous payroll data of client companies served by ADP®, a leading provider of human capital management solutions. The matched sample used to develop the ADP National Franchise Report is derived from ADP payroll data, which represents 15,000 Franchisors and Franchisees employing nearly one million workers in the U.S.

The ADP National Franchise Report is published by the ADP Research Institute®, a specialized group within ADP that provides insights around employment trends and workforce strategy, in collaboration with Moody's Analytics, Inc.

Each month, ADP issues the ADP National Franchise Report as part of the company's commitment to adding deeper insights into the U.S. labor market and providing businesses, governments and others with a source of credible and valuable information. The ADP National Franchise Report is broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge.

For a description of the underlying data and the statistical model used to create this report, please see "ADP National Franchise Report: Development Methodology."

For information about the ADP National Employment Report® and ADP Regional Employment Report® published each month by the ADP Research Institute, please visit:

About Moody's Analytics
Moody's Analytics helps capital markets and risk management professionals worldwide respond to an evolving marketplace with confidence. The company offers unique tools and best practices for measuring and managing risk through expertise and experience in credit analysis, economic research and financial risk management. By providing leading-edge software, advisory services, and research, including the proprietary analysis of Moody's Investors Service, Moody's Analytics integrates and customizes its offerings to address specific business challenges. Moody's Analytics is a subsidiary of Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO), which reported revenue of $3.3 billion in 2014, employs approximately 10,200 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 35 countries. Further information is available at

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