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Manufacturing jobs in San Antonio climb

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

A payroll report from ADP shows that manufacturing jobs in San Antonio are growing.

Overall, private sector employment increased by 179,000 jobs from April to May.

Goods-producing employment rose by 29,000 jobs in May, up from 21,000 jobs gained in April. The construction industry added 14,000 jobs over the month, down slightly from 16,000 in April.

Meanwhile, manufacturing added 10,000 jobs in May, up from April’s 2,000 and the largest number since December last year.

Service-providing employment rose by 150,000 jobs in May, down from 194,000 in April. The ADP National Employment Report indicates that professional/ business services contributed the most to the lower overall number in May – adding 46,000 jobs, down from 75,000 in April.

Payroll growth for businesses with 49 or fewer employees increased in May adding 82,000 jobs, up from a downwardly revised 76,000 in April and almost reaching the twelve-month average of 84,000. Job growth slowed over the month for medium-sized and large firms.

Employment among medium-sized companies with 50-499 employees rose by 61,000, down from 82,000 in April.

Employment at large companies – those with 500 or more employees – increased by 37,000, down from 56,000 the previous month. Companies with 500-999 employees shed 3,000 jobs after adding 23,000 in April.

Expansion in trade/transportation/utilities grew by 35,000, the same number of jobs added in April. The 6,000 new jobs added in financial activities was down slightly from 8,000 last month.