| Don Sniegowski
| Jul 7 | Trends
Data: ADP Research Institute; Chart: Blue MauMau
ROSELAND, N.J.—Payrolls for U.S. franchise establishments increased by a whopping 40,700 jobs for the month of June. It is the highest number of franchise hires in the last year since December's 45,200 and October's 47,900. Small businesses of less than 50 employees, increased 95,000 jobs in June, up from 84,000 in May.
Franchised restaurants hired the most at 33,100 jobs while auto parts and car dealers were the second major group to hire, with 4,100 jobs, according to ADP's National Franchise Report.
But not all news was good news. Hiring from food retailers, such as franchised supermarkets and convenience stores, were down by 700 for the month. The franchised leisure sector, such as fitness, recreation centers and...