U.S. Added 22,800 Franchise Jobs in August, According to ADP National Franchise Report

ROSELAND, NJ -- (Marketwired) -- 09/02/15 -- U.S. private-sector franchise jobs increased by 22,800 during the month of August, 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®.

"Franchise employment growth in August was below the twelve-month average of almost 27,000 jobs added per month," said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and head of the ADP Research Institute. "However, the franchise employment growth rate was still above that of the overall labor market."

August 2015 ADP 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.

August 2015
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                                       Monthly               Over-  12 Month
                  Monthly   Employment  Growth Contribution  Year    Average
                Employment    Level      Rate   to Monthly  Growth   Growth
                  Change   (Thousands)   (%)    Growth (%) Rate (%) Rate (%)

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Total U.S.
 NonFarm Private
 Employment *     190,000    120,035     0.2%                2.2%     0.2%

Small Business
 Employees)       85,000      50,352     0.2%                2.6%     0.2%

Total U.S.
 Employment       22,800      8,621      0.3%      100%      3.9%     0.3%
  Restaurants      8,340      4,371      0.2%       37%      3.9%     0.3%
  Auto Parts and
   Dealers         7,260      1,341      0.5%       32%      6.4%     0.5%
  Other            2,500       439       0.6%       11%      5.1%     0.4%
   Stations and
   Auto Repair     1,250       429       0.3%       5%       -0.7%    -0.1%
   Services        1,210       128       1.0%       5%       3.8%     0.3%
  Accommodations    880        713       0.1%       4%       1.7%     0.1%
  Real Estate       570         91       0.6%       3%       0.8%     0.1%
  Leisure           480         92       0.5%       2%       3.0%     0.2%
  Personal Care
   Retailers        480         69       0.7%       2%       5.9%     0.5%
   Services         210        113       0.2%       1%       2.8%     0.2%
   Material and
   Equipment        70          48       0.2%       0%       3.2%     0.3%
  Rental            10          35       0.0%       0%       2.2%     0.2%
   Services          -         479       0.0%       0%       4.7%     0.4%
  Manufacturing      -          23       0.0%       0%       1.1%     0.1%
  Food Retailers   (50)        184       0.0%       0%       3.1%     0.3%
  Education        (410)        65      -0.6%       -2%      -0.8%    -0.1%
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* 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 September 2015 ADP National Franchise Report will be released at 8:15 a.m. ET on Wednesday, September 30, 2015. 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 www.ADPemploymentreport.com.

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: http://www.adpemploymentreport.com/.

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 10,000 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 33 countries. Further information is available at www.moodysanalytics.com.

About ADP
Employers around the world rely on ADP® (NASDAQ: ADP) for cloud-based solutions and services to help manage their most important asset -- their people. From human resources and payroll to talent management to benefits administration, ADP brings unmatched depth and expertise in helping clients build a better workforce. A pioneer in Human Capital Management (HCM) and business process outsourcing, ADP serves more than 630,000 clients in more than 100 countries. ADP.com.

The ADP logo, ADP, ADP National Employment Report, ADP Research Institute, ADP Regional Employment Report and ADP National Franchise Report are registered trademarks of ADP, LLC. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. Copyright © 2015 ADP, LLC.


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