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10,000 Jobs Lost From July To August

Written by Jenna Weiner
Published: 9/2/2010

Small businesses lost 6,000 employees.

The private sector lost 10,000 jobs from July to August, according to data released by Automatic Data Processing. The ADP National Employment Report, which was conducted with Macroeconomic Advisers, showed during that time period small businesses lost 6,000 employees, medium sized businesses lost 5,000 and large businesses dropped 1,000.

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Though there were 30,000 new hires in the service providing industry, the goods-producing sector brought down the total numbers with the loss of 40,000 jobs. In addition, 33,000 were lost in the construction sector and manufacturing lost 6,000 jobs.

"Today's ADP National Employment Report shows that U.S. private sector employment remains essentially flat," said Gary C. Butler, president and CEO of ADP. "Employers require economic certainty and a favorable environment in order to expand their businesses and create jobs." He went on to say that in order to bring more jobs back to the country, lawmakers needed to give entrepreneurs incentives.

The government has been making news for small business in recent weeks after it announced that it had given $96.8 billion in federal contracts during 2009. The total accounted for 21.89 percent of all federal spending.

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