U.S. private sector adds 162,000 jobs in September: ADP

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U.S. private employers added 162,000 jobs in September, topping economists' expectations, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday.

Economists surveyed by Reuters had forecast the ADP National Employment Report would show a gain of 143,000 jobs.

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August's private payrolls were revised down to an increase of 189,000 from the previously reported 201,000.

The report is jointly developed with Macroeconomic Advisers LLC.

(Reporting by Leah Schnurr; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)