October 2017 | ADP Research Institute

Garnishment: The Untold Story

The ADP Research Institute (ADP RI) analyzed aggregated, anonymous 2013 payroll data of 13 million employees.  Child support was found to be the top reason for wage garnishment (also known as income withholding). The ADP RI learned that that 7.2% of employees aged 16 years and over had their wages garnished, and of those employees whose wages were garnished, 3.4% were for child support.  The analysis shows garnishment rates by type, industry, by age group, gender, wage range, company size, and industry.

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