U.S. private employers added 179,000 jobs in April, coming in shy of economists' expectations, a report by a payrolls processor showed Wednesday.
Economists surveyed by Reuters had forecast the ADP Employer Services report would show a gain of 198,000 jobs.
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March private payrolls were revised up to an increase of 207,000 from a previously reported 201,000.
The report is jointly developed with Macroeconomic Advisers LLC.