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US Private Businesses Create More Jobs Than Expected.


London, Thursday, 05 January 2023


In December 2022, private enterprises in the US added 235K jobs, above the upwardly revised 182K in November and far exceeding market expectations of 150K.


There were 213k more service providers, with leisure and hospitality accounting for 123k, professional and business services for 52k, and education and health services for 21k (42K).


Construction led a 22K growth in the goods-producing sector (41K). However, there were job losses in the following sectors: manufacturing (-12K), trade, transportation, and utilities (-24K), natural resources and mining (-14K), and (-5K).


Payroll growth will average close to 301K per month in 2022. Although the labour market is robust, it is fragmented, with hiring rates varied greatly by sector and size of institution.


According to Nela Richardson, chief economist at ADP, business segments that hired quickly in the first half of 2022 have halted hiring and, in some cases, shed employment in the last month of the year.


In contrast, yearly compensation increased by 7.3% in December compared to 7.6% in November.


(Source: Automatic Data Processing, Inc. // Edit by: The Decision Maker – Banking & Finance editors)




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