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Jobs: Businesses add 183,000 in February, but Moody's economist says jobs may have peaked

March 6, 2019


Job creation at the company level cooled in February after a sizzling start to 2019, according to a report Wednesday from ADP and Moody’s Analytics.

Private companies added 183,000 workers for the month, about in line with Dow Jones estimates of 185,000.

Though the number marked a deceleration, it came with some good news: ADP and Moody’s sharply increased their count for January, raising the originally reported number of 213,000 all the way up to 300,000.

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