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ADP: US Private Sector Adds 497,000 Jobs in June, Surpassing Expectations

By:
James Hyerczyk
Updated: Jul 6, 2023, 14:22 UTC

US private sector employment exceeds forecasts with 497,000 jobs added in June. ADP's report shows healthy wage growth of 6.4% year-over-year.

ADP Employment

Highlights

  • Private sector employment in the US grew significantly in June, surpassing expectations.
  • The ADP National Employment ReportTM utilizes comprehensive payroll data to provide an accurate representation of the labor market.
  • Annual wages experienced a positive trend with a 6.4% year-over-year increase.

Overview

Private sector employment in the United States experienced significant growth in June, surpassing market expectations. According to the June ADP National Employment ReportTM, produced by the ADP Research Institute® in collaboration with the Stanford Digital Economy Lab, the economy added 497,000 jobs during the month. This reading exceeded the market forecast of 226,000 jobs.

The ADP National Employment ReportTM is a reliable indicator of labor market conditions as it utilizes ADP’s comprehensive and anonymized payroll data of over 25 million American employees. This data allows for an accurate representation of the employment landscape.

In addition to the job growth, the report also highlighted a positive trend in annual pay. Year-over-year, wages saw an increase of 6.4 percent. This indicates a healthy improvement in earnings for workers.

Nela Richardson, the chief economist at ADP, noted that consumer-facing service industries played a significant role in driving job creation higher than anticipated. However, Richardson also pointed out that wage growth in these industries has been slowing down, and there are indications that hiring may be reaching its peak following a surge in the late stages of the economic cycle.

While the report indicates robust job growth in June, it raises concerns about the sustainability of wage growth in certain sectors. It suggests that the current economic expansion may be reaching a plateau. Market participants and analysts will closely monitor future employment reports to assess the ongoing health of the labor market.

In conclusion, June saw a substantial increase in private sector employment, exceeding market expectations. The report emphasizes the positive impact of consumer-facing service industries on job creation while highlighting the deceleration in wage growth.

About the Author

James is a Florida-based technical analyst, market researcher, educator and trader with 35+ years of experience. He is an expert in the area of patterns, price and time analysis as it applies to futures, Forex, and stocks.

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