ADP Payroll Report Finds Job Losses on the Increase

The monthly ADP Employer Services survey shows that US employment fell by 10,000 during the month of August, the first monthly job loss since January. This flies in the face of a survey of economists that forecast a gain of 15,000 jobs.

“The labor market is really in peril as businesses are just being very cautious,” said David Semmens, an economist at Standard Chartered Bank in New York, the only economist surveyed to accurately forecast the loss in private jobs. Today’s figures “will drag down expectations for the Friday payrolls report. The stability surrounding the recovery is declining.”

Source: Bloomberg

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