US private sector resumes creating jobs in January: survey

Washington (AFP) – US private employment  increased by 174,000 in January, payroll services firm ADP said Wednesday, a gain more than triple analysts’ expectations. The report indicates a rebound in hiring after a contraction in December, which the ADP data showed was less severe than originally reported.  It also provides a positive preview of the government’s employment report due out Friday, which economists project will show a more modest rebound in private jobs, as the US unemployment rate holds steady at 6.7 percent. However, ADP often deviates widely from the official data. The service …

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