December 01, 2022

AZ Business Magazine

Private sector annual pay jumps 7.6% in November

Private sector employment increased by 127,000 jobs in November and annual pay was up 7.6 percent year-over-year, according to the November ADP National Employment Report produced by the ADP Research Institute® in collaboration with the Stanford Digital Economy Lab (“Stanford Lab“).


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The jobs report and pay insights use ADP’s fine-grained anonymized and aggregated payroll data of over 25 million U.S. employees to provide a representative picture of the labor market. The report details the current month’s total private employment change, and weekly job data from the previous month. ADP’s pay measure uniquely captures the earnings of a cohort of almost 10 million employees over a 12-month period.

“Turning points can be hard to capture in the labor market, but our data suggest that Federal Reserve tightening is having an impact on job creation and pay gains,” said Nela Richardson, chief economist, ADP. “In addition, companies are no longer in hyper-replacement mode. Fewer people are quitting and the post-pandemic recovery is stabilizing.”

November 2022 Report Highlights

View the ADP National Employment Report and interactive charts at www.adpemploymentreport.com.

JOBS REPORT

Private employers added 127,000 jobs in November

Job creation slowed by the most since January 2021, led by construction and other interest rate-sensitive sectors. Consumer-facing segments – including health care and hospitality – were bright spots.

Change in U.S. Private Employment:  127,000

Change by Industry Sector

Goods-producing:  –86,000

  • Natural resources/mining     16,000
  • Construction     -2,000
  • Manufacturing     -100,000

Service-providing:  213,000

  • Trade/transportation/utilities     62,000
  • Information     -25,000
  • Financial activities     -34,000
  • Professional/business services     -77,000
  • Education/health services     55,000
  • Leisure/hospitality     224,000
  • Other services     8,000

Change by U.S. Regions

Northeast:  158,000

  • New England     -7,000
  • Middle Atlantic     165,000

Midwest: -41,000

  • East North Central     -34,000
  • West North Central     -7,000

South:  -2,000

  • South Atlantic     8,000
  • East South Central     18,000
  • West South Central     -28,000

West:  12,000

  • Mountain     -20,000
  • Pacific     32,000

Change by Establishment Size

Small establishments:  -51,000

  • 1-19 employees     5,000
  • 20-49 employees     -56,000

Medium establishments:  246,000

  • 50-249 employees     283,000
  • 250-499 employees     -37,000

Large establishments:  -68,000

  • 500+ employees     -68,000

PAY INSIGHTS

Pay gains moderated again in November

Pay growth remained elevated even as it continued a modest but broad-based deceleration. Job changers notched their fifth straight slowdown and the smallest increase in pay since January. Pay growth for job stayers edged down, too, led by leisure and hospitality, which had a rapid run-up in 2021 but has been falling since March.

Median Change in Annual Pay (ADP matched person sample)

Job-Stayers     7.6%
Job-Changers     15.1%

Median Change in Private Sector Pay for Job-Stayers by Industry Sector

Goods-producing:

  • Natural resources/mining     7.8%
  • Construction     6.8%
  • Manufacturing     7.5%

Service-providing:

  • Trade/transportation/utilities     8.1%
  • Information     7.3%
  • Financial activities     7.8%
  • Professional/business services     6.8%
  • Education/health services     7.2%
  • Leisure/hospitality     10.8%
  • Other services     6.8%

Median Change in Annual Pay for Job-Stayers by Firm Size

Small firms:                                                                

  • 1-19 employees     5.6%
  • 20-49 employees     7.2%

Medium firms:                                                             

  • 50-249 employees     7.9%
  • 250-499 employees     7.8%

Large firms:                                                                

  • 500+ employees     8.1%