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Report: Jobs up 219,000 in July, soundly beating estimates

July employment report - ADP

Private sector employment increased by 219,000 jobs from June to July, beating analyst estimates of 185,000, according to the July ADP National Employment Report. The increase comes as the Trump economy continues to create good-paying, full-time jobs.

“The labor market is on a roll with no signs of a slowdown in sight,” said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute. “Nearly every industry posted strong gains and small business hiring picked up.”

The largest area of growth continues to be America’s massive service economy. Professional and health care services continue to produce a huge number of jobs that come with great hourly and salaried wage rates.

July jobs by sector

The report also shows continued high growth in the manufacturing sector and renewed growth in small business hiring – hallmark results of Trump’s economic policies despite mainstream media’s continued hyperventilating over Trump’s trade negotiating strategy.

“Tariffs have yet to materially impact jobs,” said chief economist of Moody’s Analytics Mark Zandi, “The job market is booming, impacted by the deficit-financed tax cuts and increases in government spending.”

Pundits have, for months, worried that the 200k+ job growth from months past would be impossible to continue as full employment makes finding workers more difficult. But, Zandi responded to the question on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” saying that the jobs are coming from “the unemployed and underemployed” and that the jobs growth “is sustainable,” showing that the economy continues to create the higher-paying, higher-quality jobs that America workers want.

July 2018 Report Highlights

Total U.S. Nonfarm Private Employment:      219,000

By Company Size

 Small businesses:     52,000

  • 1-19 employees     21,000
  • 20-49 employees     31,000

 Medium businesses:     119,000

  • 50-499 employees     119,000

 Large businesses:     48,000

  • 500-999 employees     24,000
  • 1,000+ employees     24,000

By Sector

 Goods-producing:     42,000

  • Natural resources/mining     3,000
  • Construction     17,000
  • Manufacturing     23,000

 Service-providing:     177,000

  • Trade/transportation/utilities     21,000
  • Information     -1,000
  • Financial activities     15,000
  • Professional/business services     47,000
    • Professional/technical services     16,000
    • Management of
      companies/enterprises     4,000
    • Administrative/support services     28,000
  • Education/health services     48,000
    • Health care/social assistance     49,000
    • Education     -1,000
  • Leisure/hospitality     37,000
  • Other services     9,000

* Sum of components may not equal total, due to rounding.

– Franchise Employment**

  • Franchise jobs     15,100

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