Wednesday, March 05, 2008

ADP Employment Report

The US private sector suffered a decline in employment for the first time since April 2003. 23,000 jobs were lost in the month of February, clearly signaling a deterioration in the labor market. Analysts were looking for job growth of 20,000.

Employment in the service-producing sector increased by a 47,000, while employment in the goods-producing sector declined 70,000. Factory employment fell for the 18th straight month, down 40,000.

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