ADP national employment report shows U.S. employment increased by 162,000 private sector jobs in September. Reuters consensus forecast for ADP payroll change for September was for an increase of 143,000 jobs.
JOHN BRIGGS, DIRECTOR, MARKETS, RBS, STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT
"At 162,000, the ADP employment report was pretty close to expectations, though the number has done terribly at predicting anything. I expect no reaction."
STOCKS: U.S. stock index futures added to their gains .
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