I have to hop on a conference call, but a quick note on ADP, which estimated a 371,000 drop on private sector jobs. This was higher than economists consensus forecast.
Note that I remain unimpressed with ADP’s ability to forecast BLS data.
Related news also saw the Challenger Gray & Christmas Layoff report: Monthly Corporate layoff announcements rose 31% in July 2009 (the first monthly increase since January). Over at Marketwatch, Rex Nutting notes that over “the first seven months of the year, layoff announcements are up 72% compared with the same period a year ago.”
The ADP National Employment Report