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ADP Small Business Report: Small Business Employment Increased by 86,000 Jobs in March
March 30, 2016

ROSELAND, NJ -- (Marketwired) -- 03/30/16 -- Private sector small business employment increased by 86,000 jobs from February to March according to the March ADP Small Business Report®. Due to the important contribution that small businesses make to economic growth, employment data that is specific to businesses with 49 or fewer employees is reported each month and broadly distributed to the public, free of charge. The ADP Small Business Report is produced by ADP® in collaboration with Moody's Analytics.

March 2016 Small Business Report Highlights*

Total Small Business Employment: 86,000

  • By size:
    • 1-19 employees 51,000
    • 20-49 employees 35,000
  • By sector for 1-49 employees:
    • Goods producing 9,000
    • Service providing 77,000
  • By sector for 1-19 employees:
    • Goods producing 7,000
    • Service providing 44,000
  • By sector for 20-49 employees:
    • Goods producing 2,000
    • Service providing 33,000

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

Additional information about small business employment, including charts on monthly job growth and employment levels along with historical data, is available at

The April 2016ADP Small Business Report will be released at 8:15 a.m. ET on May 4, 2016.

About the ADP Small Business Report®
The ADP Small Business Report® is a monthly estimate of private nonfarm employment among companies in the U.S. with 1-49 employees and is a subset of the ADP National Employment Report®. The data for this report is collected for pay periods that can be interpolated to include the week of the 12th of each month, and processed with statistical methodologies similar to those used by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to compute employment from its monthly survey of establishments. Due to this processing, this subset is modified to make it indicative of national employment levels; therefore, the resulting employment changes computed for the ADP National Employment Report are not representative of changes in ADP's total base of U.S. business clients.

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Source: ADP, LLC


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