U.S. added 213,000 private-sector jobs in January, ADP says

January 30, 2019


The numbers: Companies in the U.S. added 213,000 jobs in January, ADP reported Wednesday, another strong reading that suggests little letdown in a steadily growing economy.

Wall Street economists had forecast an increase of 174,000.

ADP trimmed its original estimate of new jobs in December to 263,000 from 271,000.

What happened: Big companies added 66,000 new jobs in January, midsize firms filled 84,000 jobs and small businesses increased employment by 63,000.

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