Jobs

215,000 Private Sector Jobs Added in December, Says ADP

That's well above economists' predictions

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The private sector added 215,000 jobs in December, according to payroll processor ADP. The figure comes in well above consensus estimates of around 150,000, according to Bloomberg, and points to a promising December job report.

"[215,000] is above the trend job creation we've been getting over the past couple of years, at about 150,000 a month," said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics, which coproduces the report with ADP, in a call with reporters Thursday morning.