Private employers added 158,000 jobs in March, falling short of 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 200,000 jobs. February's private payrolls figure was revised up to an increase of 237,000 from the previously reported 198,000.
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The report is jointly developed with Moody's Analytics.
(Reporting by Leah Schnurr; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)