Construction staffing rises as ADP predicts strong November job growth

11.30.2011


Construction staffing rises as ADP predicts strong November job growth
Construction staffing rises as ADP predicts strong November job growth

The latest ADP National Employment Report, which is released ahead of the Labor Department's monthly figures, suggests private-sector employment grew by 206,000 from October to November, with construction staffing helping to lead the way.

According to the ADP, the gain in November would be the largest monthly rise since last December and almost twice the average monthly increase since May.

The report indicated construction staffing jumped by 16,000 positions in November, which would be the most significant gain in the sector in the past five years.

"This month's jobs figures show positive growth in all major sectors of the economy and are in line with the recent drop in the national unemployment rate and weekly jobless claims," Carlos Rodriguez, president and CEO of ADP, said in a statement.

Robert Brusca, chief economist at Fact & Opinion Economics in New York, told Bloomberg the strong ADP report could also lend credence to the positive early returns on Christmas shopping and higher consumer confidence levels.