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ADP Workforce Vitality Index

4th Quarter 2017: ADP Workforce Vitality Index

116.8 4.0%
Change from 4Q 2016

Index Indicators (Yearly growth)

Total Employment Growth 2.1%

Job Turnover Ratio 27.7%

Change in the Hours Worked 0.2%

Wage Growth for Workers Who Stayed in Jobs 4.3%

Wage Growth for Workers Who Changed Jobs 3.3%

Vital Signs

Published on March 29, 2018
Why Employees Jump Between Jobs

New research breaking down employee turnover rates by industry gives insight into the reasons behind the increasing job-switching in today's economy.

Published on January 5, 2018
Key Contributors to Construction Industry Growth

According to the ADP Workplace Vitality Report (WVR), the construction industry has continued to show strong growth. The industry grew 6.6 percent during the third quarter of 2017, according to the WVR.

Published on June 15, 2017
Baby Boomers Delaying Retirement: Generational Shifts at Work

According to ADP Workforce Vitality Report (WVR) for the first quarter of 2017, the 55 and older age group continued its climb, distancing itself even further from the other age brackets in the study.

Published on April 19, 2017
Wage Growth: A Regional Comparison of the West vs. the South

Despite strong employment growth nationwide, wage growth in the South still lags behind wage growth for workers in the West, according to the ADP Research Institute® Workforce Vitality Report (WVR).

Published on March 10, 2017
Education and Health Care Employment Opportunities Could Continue to Thrive in 2017 and Beyond

As the internet continues to fundamentally transform the economy, wage growth in the information industry endures.

Published on November 30, 2016
Wage Growth in the Information Industry Doesn't Change the Fundamentals

As the internet continues to fundamentally transform the economy, wage growth in the information industry endures.

Published on September 19, 2016
Retaining Millennial Talent and Meeting ACA Responsibilities

Two factors over the past half decade have influenced the future of the job market more than any others: the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the rise of millennials in the work force.

Published on August 16, 2016
Wage Growth in the Context of State Minimum Wage Laws

Minimum wage increases have been a hot topic of late. While the federal minimum wage sits at $7.25/hour, many states and municipalities are taking it upon themselves to ensure that the people who make the least start making more.

Published on July 13, 2016
Employee Retention: 3 Non-Wage Factors to Keep Your Talent

Successful HR leaders recognize that, while a competitive wage is a necessary component of a satisfied employee's compensation package, wages alone are generally not sufficient to prevent attrition.

Published on June 15, 2016
Why Global Economic Factors Are Negatively Impacting U.S. Job Growth for Men

Job growth for men has slowed, according to the ADP Research Institute's Workforce Vitality Report. The report indicates that in Q1 of 2016 women experienced a 2.7 percent growth in overall employment while job growth among men increased only 0.9 percent.

Published on March 23, 2016
Top 5 Strategies for CHROs - Retaining Top-Tier Employees

Retaining top-tier employees should be a major concern for HR leadership as organizations face increasing turnover rates and outside competition for their best talent.

Published on September 17, 2015
When Changing Jobs, Men Have Higher Wage Growth Compared to Women

When it came to yearly wage growth, the difference between men and women was more pronounced for people who changed jobs as opposed to those that remained in the same jobs.

Published on July 1, 2015
Wages and Employment on the Rise, But Vary by Pay Level

Employment and pay may be on the rise on the average, but the picture gets complicated when examined by compensation levels.

Published on May 15, 2015
Exploring Regional Variations of the Manufacturing Sector

The manufacturing sector saw, at 3.4 percent, stronger year-over-year wage growth than the average 2.7 percent across all industries.

Published on April 2, 2015
Strategies for Retailers in Light of Rising Wages and Turnover

Improving economic conditions have increased consumer spending and created demand for more employees, resulting in increased wages and employee turnover.

Published on February 4, 2015
Economy Emboldens Employees Who Head for Greener Pastures

Turnover rate continues to rise as employees are emboldened to look for new opportunities in an improving economy.

Published on December 16, 2014
Small Leisure & Hospitality Businesses Face Hiring Challenges

Leisure and hospitality businesses have made a strong comeback in recent months creating hiring challenges for small businesses.

Published on December 11, 2014
Webcast: Better Understand Workforce Dynamics

See how the ADP Workforce Vitality Report provides a timely, multi-dimensional view of what's driving the trends in the U.S. workforce.

Published on November 5, 2014
Putting Big Data to Work

Better understand your workforce dynamics, and align your workforce and business strategies

Published on November 5, 2014
How to Read the ADP Workforce Vitality Report

For information on how to read the ADP Workforce Vitality Index click here

Published on November 5, 2014
ADP Workforce Vitality Report Methodology

For information on the methodology behind the ADP Workforce Vitality Index click here