ADP Reports Private Sector Employment Gains and Increased Compensation in August

According to the August ADP® National Employment Report™ released today (8-31-22), nonfarm private sector employment increased by 132,000 jobs in August, and annual pay was up 7.6%. The ADP National Employment Report is produced by the ADP Research Institute® in collaboration with Stanford Digital Economy Lab (“Stanford Lab”).

The jobs report and pay insights use ADP’s fine-grained, anonymized, and aggregated payroll data of over 25 million US employees to provide a representative picture of the labor market. The report details the current month’s total private employment change, and weekly job data from the previous month. ADP’s pay measure uniquely captures the earnings of a cohort of almost 10 million employees over a 12-month period.

Commenting on the August report, Dr. Nela Richardson, ADP’s chief economist, said:

“Our data suggests a shift toward a more conservative pace of hiring, possibly as companies try to decipher the economy’s conflicting signals. We could be at an inflection point, from super-charged job gains to something more normal.”

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