ROSELAND, N.J.—U.S. private-sector franchise jobs increased by 30,250 during the month of December 2013, according to the ADP National Franchise Report.
Broadly distributed to the public each month, the report measures monthly changes in franchise employment derived from ADP’s actual transactional payroll data. The report is produced by ADP in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics.
Breaking down the numbers, the accommodations industry added 3,210 franchise jobs and dominated employment growth over other industries including auto parts and dealers, business services, food retailers, real estate. Restaurants led franchise job growth with an uptick of 23,280 jobs in December.
“Job creation in the franchise industry showed encouraging activity in December, posting the overall strongest gain in nine months,” said Ahu Yildirmaz, senior director of the ADP Research Institute. “Throughout 2013, the franchise industry added 229,000 new jobs, which represents nearly 11 percent of all new jobs created in the U.S., based on our data. Year over year, the rate of employment growth among franchise businesses was 2.9 percent, outpacing the national average of 1.9 percent by a full percentage point.”