Survey: US Businesses Added 204,000 Jobs in April

Labor News

Reprinted from The New York Times by The Associated Press on May 2, 2018.

American businesses added 204,000 new workers last month, another sign of strength in the US labor market and economy.

Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that hiring was strong across numerous industries, led by professional and business services, health and education and restaurants and hotels.

The ADP survey has shown monthly job growth of 200,000 or more for six straight months.

“Businesses are aggressively adding to payrolls,” says Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, which prepares the ADP report.

The figures come two days before the government releases its monthly employment figures.  …

NY Times 5/2

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