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.
The report is jointly developed with Moody's Analytics.
(Reporting by Leah Schnurr; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)