Private Sector added only 128,000 jobs in May, slowest growth of recovery

Photo by: State of Virginia
Photo by: State of Virginia

(Roseland, NJ) -- America's private sector added the fewest jobs last month since the pandemic recovery began.

The ADP private payrolls report for May shows the economy added only 128-thousand private sector jobs last month. That's down from 202-thousand in April.

It's also the worst month since companies laid off more than 19-million workers in April 2020 as the COVID outbreak took almost all the air out of the economy.