ADP Small Business Report

Small Business Employment Increased by 79,000 Jobs in January

Data keys on the important 0-49 employee demographic

ROSELAND, NJ–(Marketwired – Feb 4, 2016) – Private sector small business employment increased by 79,000 jobs from December to January according to the January 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.

January 2016 Small Business Report Highlights*

Total Small Business Employment: 79,000

  • By size:
    1-19 employees 47,000
    20-49 employees 32,000
  • By sector for 1-49 employees:
    Goods producing 8,000
    Service providing 71,000
  • By sector for 1-19 employees:
    Goods producing 7,000
    Service providing 41,000
  • By sector for 20-49 employees:
    Goods producing 2,000
    Service providing 30,000

* 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 February 2016 ADP Small Business Report will be released at 8:15 a.m. ET on March 2, 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.

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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