MAY 2020 ADP Small Business Report

Private sector small business employment decreased by 435,000 jobs from April to May according to the May ADP Small Business Report. Due to the important contribution that small businesses make to economic growth, employment data that are specific to businesses with 49 or fewer employees is reported each month and broadly distributed to the public, free of charge.

-435,000 Change in Employment among small businesses with 1-49 employees

Change By Business Size

Very Small1-19 Employees


Other Small20-49 Employees


Change By Sector & Industry

Goods-producing Sector


Very Small


Other Small


Service-providing Sector


Very Small


Other Small


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Note: All size data included in the ADP National Employment Report is based on size of business, defined as an entity with a unique Employer Identification Number, which may include multiple establishments. Sum of components may not equal total due to rounding.

About the Report

The ADP National Employment Report® is published monthly by the ADP Research Institute® in close collaboration with Moody's Analytics. The ADP National Employment Report provides a monthly snapshot of U.S. nonfarm private sector Employment based on actual transactional payroll data.

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May 2020 ADP Employment Reports

National Employment Report

-2,760,000 Change in U.S. nonfarm private sector Employment

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Small Business Report

-435,000 Change in employment among small businesses

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National Franchise Report

-254,100 Change in U.S. franchise employment

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