Franchise employment growth, though not as strong as December, remained at double the pace of the labor market overall for the past 12 months. According to the ADP National Franchise Report, U.S. private sector franchise jobs increased by 20,000 in January. Auto parts and dealers and restaurants—two segments that help signal consumer spending trends—added the most jobs. Private sector small business employment also experienced an increase, adding 79,000 jobs from December to January, the ADP Small Business Report shows. To read more, click here.