The non-farm private sector added 177,000 jobs in June, according to the ADP National Employment Report. This followed an upwardly revised 189,000 job increase in May.
Small businesses with fewer than 50 employees gained 29,000 jobs. Medium-sized businesses with 50-499 employees created 80,000, while large businesses added 69,000 jobs.
“The labor market continues to march towards full employment,” said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute. “Healthcare led job growth once again and trade rebounded nicely.”
Service-providing employment rose by 148,000 jobs, driven by the education and health services sector, which added 46,000. The professional and business services sector had a robust report, adding 33,000 jobs. Goods-producing employment grew by 29,000 jobs. The manufacturing industry gained 12,000, while the construction sector created 13,000 jobs.
Read the ADP report.