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Economic Data (USA)

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

ADP National Employment Report for April 2020

The ADP® National Employment Report® for April 2020 was released by The ADP Research Institute® this morning:


Nonfarm Payrolls (month-to-month change)

Predicted: -20,000,000

  • Actual: -20,236,000


Previous Month (revised): -149,000


The "predicted" figure is what economists were expecting, while the "actual" is the true or real figure.

From today's report:

"...'Job losses of this scale are unprecedented. The total number of job losses for the month of April alone was more than double the total jobs lost during the Great Recession,' said Ahu Yildirmaz, co-head of the ADP Research Institute. 'Additionally, it is important to note that the report is based on the total number of payroll records for employees who were active on a company’s payroll through the 12th of the month. This is the same time period the Bureau of Labor and Statistics uses for their survey.'..."


Chart: ADP National Employment Report - April 2020 Update
Chart: ADP National Employment Report - April 2020 Update


About the ADP National Employment Report

The ADP National Employment Report is a monthly measure of the change in total U.S. nonfarm private employment derived from actual, anonymous payroll data of client companies served by ADP, a leading provider of human capital management solutions. The report, which measures nearly 26 million U.S. workers, is produced by the ADP Research Institute, a specialized group within the company that provides insights




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