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Private-sector franchise jobs increased by 13,070 in November, according to the ADP National Franchise Report, which measures monthly changes in franchise employment. November’s franchise job increase remained below the six-month average of 18,940 jobs.
Although there was a slowdown in franchise job creation in November compared to October’s report, the rate of employment growth among franchise businesses continued to outpace the national average; the franchise employment year-over-year growth rate is 2.7 percent, compared to the national employment growth rate of 1.9 percent.
Restaurants added 12,970 jobs — above the six-month average of 11,240 — followed by food retailers with 930 jobs. Auto parts and dealers lost 2,620 jobs and gasoline stations and auto repair lost 1,450 jobs.
Changes in franchise employment by industry (in alphabetical order):
- Accommodations: 440
- Auto parts and dealers: -2,620
- Building material and garden equipment: 360
- Business services: -520
- Education: -50
- Food retailers: 930
- Gasoline stations and auto repair: -1,450
- Leisure: 850
- Manufacturing: 20
- Personal care retailers: -70
- Personal services: 700
- Professional services: -250
- Real Estate: 130
- Rental: 60
- Restaurants: 12,970
- Other: 1,580
ADP produced the report in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics Inc. The report is derived from ADP payroll data, which represents 15,000 franchisors and franchisees employing nearly 1 million workers in the United States.