Private sector adds 176,000 jobs in June: ADP

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U.S. private employers added 176,000 jobs in June, topping economists' expectations, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Thursday.

 Photo: David McNew / Reuters In English
Carlene Gepner of WorkSource hands out job applications at the 11th annual Skid Row Career Fair the Los Angeles Mission in Los Angeles, California, May 31, 2012.
Photo: David McNew / Reuters In English

Economists surveyed by Reuters had forecast the ADP National Employment Report would show a gain of 105,000 jobs. May's figures were revised up slightly to an increase of 136,000 jobs from the previously reported 133,000.

The report is jointly developed with Macroeconomic Advisers LLC.

(Reporting By Leah Schnurr; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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