US private sector created 220,000 in April: ADP

The ADP National Employment Report showed private employers added 220,000 jobs to their payrolls in April after increasing headcount by 209,000 in March.

Economists in a consensus survey expected ADP's national employment index to show the economy created 200,000 private sector jobs in April, up from March's 191,430 reading.

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By Reuters