At least 174,000 New Jobs Added by Employers This January

Nikki Attkisson | Last Updated : February 5, 2021

According to a monthly labor market analysis report that was released on Wednesday by payroll firm ADP, employment in the private sector has seen an increase in January. As per the report, as compared to December, at least 174,000 additional new jobs have been created by the public sector employers. 

The statistics about the rise in job creation is quite optimistic and was unpredictable. According to the predictions made by analysts, 50,000 jobs were expected to be created with the fall of the new year. That predicted number was really less as compared to the number of jobs that were lost between November to December. About 78,000 people have faced unemployment after losing the job during that time period.

At least 174,000 New Jobs Added by Employers This January

The creation of jobs was not limited to only a few sectors, but was broadly distributed over different fields. And the good news is that the jib addition was observed even in sectors that were hit hard last year and have waved goodbye to many employees. This includes the leisure and hospitality industries as well.

The leisure and hospitality industry, though moderate, but have shown a positive growth in employment. This has finally reversed the previous trend where the jobs were declining. 

At least 174,000 New Jobs Added by Employers This January

The biggest job addition is brought into the service sector. The service sector also includes health care and education. The data suggests that around 156,000 additional jobs are contributed by the service sector alone. 

Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of the ADP research institute, has given a positive statement regarding the labour market. He said that among the covid-19 crisis, the labor market is continuously recovering, though the pace is slow. He admitted that even the large companies are hit by the pandemic and job loss scenarios can be seen here. Earlier, only the small and mid-sized businesses have faced such issues related to job loss. 

Many economists are also claiming an improvement in the situation. When the vaccines are finally being rolled out, and the consideration by the congress to add additional stimulus, the job market is expected to improve further in coming months. This opinion is in line with the report released by the ADP. 

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has updated the economical forecast for the year. They have made an estimate that the gross domestic product of the country will touch the pre-pandemic mark hopefully by the mid of 2021. Though, the budget didn’t consider any large scale emergency fundings to cobat the covid-19 pandemic.

Since the government is focused upon the $1.9 trillion coronavirus budget package, many Republican senators are countering the move with a relatively small amount of about $618 billion. 

The senior economic analyst of Bankrate’, Mark Hamrick, wrote that with the government’s plan to pass a covid-19 budget, be it the  promised $1.9 trillion, or somewhat less amounting to $618 billion, the step is definitely going to be fruitful for the economy. He predicted a boost in the economy by sprong. 

In Hamrick’s words, the economy is affected by the covid-19 pandemic, and the vaccination programs will end this situation.

The ADP report is due on Friday. The report shows the monthly job reports that were watched closely by the labour department. Based on the report, economical analysis predicts the fate of the job market. The number, 50,000, for additional jobs in January was also predicted based on one such ADP report. But December was the most difficult month when around 140, 000 jobs were lost.

Stay tuned for the next ADP report on Friday. Hopefully the job market will still be showing signs of growth. 

Nikki Attkisson

With over 15 years as a practicing journalist, Nikki Attkisson found herself at Powdersville Post now after working at several other publications. She is an award-winning journalist with an entrepreneurial spirit and worked as a journalist covering technology, innovation, environmental issues, politics, health etc. Nikki Attkisson has also worked on product development, content strategy, and editorial management for numerous media companies. She began her career at local news stations and worked as a reporter in national newspapers.

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