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ADP reports jump in private sector hiring

Job seekers in San Antonio, Texas, wait in

Job seekers in San Antonio, Texas, wait in line late this past month to speak with representatives of oil services company, Schlumberger Ltd. Payroll provider ADP says businesses added 158,000 jobs in October, the number beat estimates. (Oct. 23, 2012) Photo Credit: Bloomberg News

Payroll provider ADP says businesses added 158,000 jobs in October.

ADP said it saw growth in construction, transportation and utilities, financial activities, and services. Manufacturing was the only sector that lost jobs.

The report only covers hiring in the private sector, so it excludes government job growth. Also, this is the first month under ADP's new method for calculating employment numbers.

The U.S. Labor Department will offer a more complete picture of October hiring on Friday.

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