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In this photo taken Wednesday, July 16, 2014, job seeker Staci Sudduth, left, talks to job recruiters Cameron Quin, centre, and Jay Kington, right, at a Hiring Fair For Veterans in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Alan Diaz/AP)
In this photo taken Wednesday, July 16, 2014, job seeker Staci Sudduth, left, talks to job recruiters Cameron Quin, centre, and Jay Kington, right, at a Hiring Fair For Veterans in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Alan Diaz/AP)

U.S. private sector adds 218,000 jobs in July: ADP Add to ...

U.S. companies hired 218,000 workers in July, below what analysts projected and the level set the previous month, a report by a payrolls processor released on Wednesday showed.

Private job gains in June were 281,000, which was the strongest reading since November 2012. Economists surveyed by Reuters had forecast that the ADPNational Employment Report would show a gain of 230,000 jobs.

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The report is jointly developed with Moody’s Analytics.

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