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Pale Blue Dot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-01-11 08:22 AM
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29. Private sector employment up 38K in May, well below expectations
ROSELAND, N.J. -- Companies in the US private sector added only 38,000 jobs in May, according to ADP's employment report released Wednesday.

The reading was a shock to analysts, who had expected a gain near 175,000 jobs.

According to ADP, the goods-producing sector lost 10,000 jobs in May following six months of gains, while manufacturing employment fell 9,000 after seven consecutive monthly increases.

The service sector added 48,000 jobs, ADP stated.

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The ADP report, FWIW.
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