| Don Sniegowski
| Jun 2 | Trends
ROSELAND, N.J.—Franchise jobs in the American private-sector increased by 19,400 during the month of May. According to the ADP National Franchise Report, restaurants and business services were among the biggest recruiters for the month. Restaurants increased their hirings by 16,800 and business services by 730. In April, U.S. franchise employment was up 14,100.
Franchises monthly growth rate of 0.2 percent rose more than the 0.1 percent rise in hiring of small businesses in general for 76,000 jobs.
"Franchise employment growth in May was up by one-third compared to April," said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and head of the ADP Research Institute. "However, this is well below the average of 27,000 jobs added per month over the last twelve months."