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Survey: US Added 162K Jobs in Sept.

Estimate is lower than August's figure of 189K
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 3, 2012 8:09 AM CDT
Survey: US Added 162K Jobs in Sept.
A new survey pins September's new jobs figures well below August's.   (©)

A private survey shows that US businesses hired fewer workers in September than in August, a sign that slow growth may be holding back hiring. Payroll processor ADP says companies added 162,000 jobs last month. That's below August's total of 189,000, which was revised lower. The report only covers hiring in the private sector and excludes government employment.

The Labor Department will offer a more complete picture of September hiring on Friday. The ADP and government surveys frequently diverge. In August, the government said private companies added 103,000, half ADP's original estimate of 201,000. (More ADP stories.)

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