Private Sector Adds 213,000 Jobs In January: ADP

Private-sector employment gains decelerated in January as employers added 213,000 jobs, Automatic Data Processing Inc. reported Wednesday. ADP revised December's gain to 253,000 from a prior estimate of 241,000. Economists use ADP's data to get a feeling for the Labor Department's January employment report, which will be released Friday and covers government jobs in addition to the private sector. Economists polled by MarketWatch expect the government's report to show that nonfarm payroll rose by 245,000 jobs last month, down from a gain of 252,000 in December.

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