The numbers were reported in the ADP National Employment Report for April.
Not surprisingly, leisure and hospitality led the decline with a loss of 8,607,000 positions. The second-largest drop came in trade/transportation/utilities which saw 3,440,000 jobs disappear.Job losses by other specific sectors in declining order were construction, 2,477,000; manufacturing, 1,674,000; professional/business services, 1,167,000. There was also a 1,298,000-job decline in “other services”.
In terms of business size, those companies with 1,000 or more employees eliminated 7,621,000 workers; 50 to 499 employees, 5,269,000 jobs; one to 19 employees, 3,361,000 jobs; 20-49 employees, 2,644,000, 500 to 999 employees, 1,342,000.