Published on December 20, 2013

Auto parts/repair sector jobs off in Nov.

ROSELAND, N.J. (Dec, 18, 2013) — U.S. private-sector franchise jobs increased by 13,070 during November over October, but the gas station/auto repair and auto parts/dealers sectors both reported job losses, according to the ADP National Franchise Report.

The report, produced monthly by Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP), measures monthly changes in franchise employment derived from ADP’s transactional payroll data.

Although the report shows franchised businesses added 13,070 jobs in November, employment in the gas station/auto repair and auto parts/dealers sectors shrank by 1,450 and 2,620 jobs, respectively. The drops represented 0.3- and 0.2-declines, respectively.

On a year-over-year comparison, the two automotive-related categories were up 0.2 and 2.4 percent, respectively.

Overall, the gas station/auto repair category employs 424,000 while the auto parts/dealers sector employs 1.22 million, ADP reported.

“Although there was a slowdown in franchise job creation in November compared to October’s report,” Ahu Yildirmaz, senior director of the ADP Research Institute, said, “year-over-year analysis reveals the rate of employment growth among franchise businesses continues to outpace the national average.”

The overall year-over-year franchise employment growth rate is 2.7 percent, Mr. Yildirmaz said, compared with the national employment growth rate of 1.9 percent.

Roseland-based ADP is a global provider of human capital management solutions, in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics Inc.




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