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Economic Report: ADP says U.S. added 296,000 private-sector jobs in April, a nine-month high

Economic Report

Payroll report suggests that there’s still lots of hiring going on

A job seeker fills out an application. ADP says 290,000 new jobs in the private sector were created in April.

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The numbers: Private-sector employment jumped by 296,000 in April and hit a nine-month high, payroll processor ADP said, in a sign the U.S. labor market is still going strong.

The increase in hiring was much larger than expected. Economists polled by the Wall Street Journal had forecast a gain of 133,000 private-sector jobs.

“We saw a big…

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