U.S. Added 14,100 Franchise Jobs in April, According to ADP National Franchise Report
May 4, 2016

ROSELAND, NJ -- (Marketwired) -- 05/04/16 -- U.S. private-sector franchise jobs increased by 14,100 during the month of April, 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®.

"The Restaurant segment drove franchise employment growth in April, actually adding more jobs than the sector as a whole," said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and head of the ADP Research Institute. "Accelerating wage growth as reported in ADP's most recent Workforce Vitality Report may be motivating consumers to eat out more often."

April 2016ADP 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.

April 2016                  

Monthly Employment Change   Employment Level (Thousands)   Monthly Growth Rate (%) Contribution
Rate (%)
  12 Month Average Growth
Rate (%)
Total U.S. NonFarm Private Employment * 156,000   121,639   0.1%   2.0%   0.2%
Small Business (1-49 Employees) 93,000   51,076   0.2%   2.1%   0.2%
Total U.S. Franchise Employment 14,100   8,341   0.2% 100% 4.1%   0.3%
  Restaurants 17,750   4,349   0.4% 126% 5.8%   0.5%
  Auto Parts and Dealers 660   1,271   0.1% 5% 4.5%   0.4%
  Professional Services 170   98   0.2% 1% 2.2%   0.2%
  Building Material and Garden Equipment 110   57   0.2% 1% 4.6%   0.4%
  Food Retailers 90   151   0.1% 1% 2.4%   0.2%
  Personal Care Retailers 40   77   0.1% 0% 3.5%   0.3%
  Real Estate 10   62   0.0% 0% 0.9%   0.1%
  Personal Services -   148   0.0% 0% 14.3%   1.1%
  Manufacturing (20)   9   -0.2% 0% 2.4%   0.2%
  Rental (60)   39   -0.1% 0% -0.1%   0.0%
  Education (100)   58   -0.2% -1% -2.2%   -0.2%
  Leisure (360)   81   -0.4% -3% -5.5%   -0.5%
  Other (720)   449   -0.2% -5% 0.2%   0.0%
  Gasoline Stations and Auto Repair (750)   382   -0.2% -5% 0.5%   0.0%
  Accommodations (1,230)   653   -0.2% -9% 1.1%   0.1%
  Business Services (1,440)   457   -0.3% -10% 0.4%   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 May 2016ADP National Franchise Report will be released at 8:15 a.m. ET on Wednesday, June 2, 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:

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