Economists surveyed by Reuters had forecast the ADP National
Employment Report would show a gain of 195,000 jobs, with
estimates ranging from 160,000 to 235,000.
Private payroll gains in the month earlier were revised up to
267,000 from an originally reported 257,000 increase.
The report is jointly developed with Moody's Analytics.
The ADP figures come ahead of the U.S. Labor Department's more
comprehensive non-farm payrolls report on Friday, which includes
both public and private-sector employment.
Economists polled by Reuters are looking for U.S. private
payroll employment to have grown by 183,000 jobs in January,
down from 275,000 the month before. Total non-farm employment is
expected to increase by 190,000 versus 292,000 in December.
(Reporting by Dan Burns; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)
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