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Employers in the private sector added 192,000 jobs in April, according to the latest ADP National Employment Report, following a reported +184,000 jobs in March

Much of the growth over the month was in leisure/hospitality (+56,000), construction (+35,000), trade/transportation/utilities (+26,000), and education/health services (+26,000). Professional/business services gained 22,000 jobs in April, reversing its decline in March, and information lost 4,000 jobs. 

“Hiring was broad-based in April. Only the information sector — telecommunications, media, and information technology — showed weakness, posting job losses and the smallest pace of pay gains since August 2021,” said Nela Richardson, ADP’s chief economist. 

The South led job growth by region at +124,000 jobs, while the West added just 11,000 jobs. By establishment size, job increases ranged from 38,000 (1-49 employees) to 98,000 (500+ employees).

Pay growth lessened for job-changers in April, dropping from 10.1% year-over-year to 9.3%, while gains for job-stayers remained at 5%.