U.S. jobs growth improved in June, albeit at a slower pace than economists had expected, based on a report from payroll firm Automatic Data Processing (ADP).
Private employers added 102,000 jobs in June, according to ADP. The figure is lower than the 140,000 job gains expected by economists polled by FactSet.
Nevertheless, June job additions still are a significantly better than May’s 41,000 job gains.
Service industries contributed most of the the job growth in June, adding 117,000 positions. Education and health services added 55,000, and professional and business services contributed 32,000 to the total.