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Employers add 162,000 jobs in September

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(Read caption) This chart shows total private nonfarm payrolls since 2002. The employment situation improved in September according to the private staffing and business services firm ADP.

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On Wednesday, private staffing and business services firm ADP released the latest installment of their National Employment Report indicating that the situation for private employment in the U.S. improved in September as private employers added 162,000 jobs in the month bringing the total employment level 1.99% above the level seen in September 2012. 

Perusing the rest of the data in the ADP dataset you can see the the economy is currently showing the most growth for small to mid-sized service providing jobs with goods-producing jobs remaining near trough levels. 

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Look for Friday’s BLS Employment Situation Report to likely show somewhat similar trends.