ADP Small Business Report — Service Businesses Driving Job Creation

August 2017 ADP Small Business Report

Small businesses in the U.S. created about 48,000 jobs in the last month. That’s according to the August ADP (NASDAQ:ADP) Small Business Report.

August 2017 ADP Small Business Report

This figure actually shows a slow-down in job creation among America’s small businesses. Overall, companies with between 20 and 49 employees created 30,000 new jobs in August, according to the ADP Small Business Report, which is created in conjunction with Moody’s. The smallest of small businesses — with less than 20 employees — created 18,000 jobs.

Combined, these businesses created 50,000 jobs in July.

Service Jobs

Service-based small businesses continue to outpace goods producing companies in job growth. In August, service-based small businesses created 39,000 of the 48,000 new jobs.

Nationally, private sector companies produced 237,000 jobs in August, according to the ADP report. And job growth is actually up nationally among businesses other than small businesses. That trend has been seen for three consecutive months, according to this index.

But like small businesses, service-based businesses are leading the charge on job growth in the U.S.

August 2017 ADP Small Business Report

August 2017 ADP National Franchise Report – Franchise Job Growth

ADP and Moody’s also provides updates on franchise business job growth. According to the report released this morning, franchise businesses in the U.S. created 21,200 jobs in August.

The most jobs at franchise businesses were created by those in the Restaurant and Auto Parts and Dealers categories. Those businesses created 16,800 of the more than 21,000 franchise jobs in the U.S. this month.

Franchises in the Accommodations sector actually saw job losses over the last month, likely due to the summer vacation season coming to a close in the U.S.

August 2017 ADP National Franchise Report 1 Comment ▼

Rob Starr Rob Starr is a staff writer for Small Business Trends. Rob is a freelance journalist and content strategist/manager with three decades of experience in both print and online writing. He currently works in New York City as a copywriter and all across North America for a variety of editing and writing enterprises.

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  1. This is what happens when a technological market becomes old and saturated. The service industry will definitely start booming.