The ADP National Employment Report said private employers hired
235,000 workers last month, exceeding a median forecast of
200,000 among economists polled by Reuters.
Domestic private payrolls in September were revised down to an
increase of 110,000 from the previous 135,000.
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 303,000 jobs in October,
versus a drop of 40,000 the month before. Total non-farm
employment is expected to have increased by 312,000.
The unemployment rate is forecast to stay steady at 4.2 percent.
(Reporting by Richard Leong in New York; Editing by Chizu
Nomiyama and Jeffrey Benkoe)
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