Private sector job creation surged in November, with ADP reporting 215,000 new jobs in a number that could put some heat on the Federal Reserve to begin reducing its monthly stimulus.
Economists expected ADP to report the private sector created 173,000 new jobs in November.
"This feels pretty good," Mark Zandi, an economist with Moody's Analytics, which assists ADP in putting together the monthly report, said on CNBC. "I'm surprised at how well the job market held up in the face of what happened in Washington."
Economists had expected the government shutdown in early October to put pressure on the job market, but that has not shown up in any of the data released since then.
In fact, ADP sharply revised its October number up to 184,000 from an initially reported 130,000.