Private sector adds 192,000 jobs in January: ADP

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January 31, 2013 12:35 AM EST

Private employers added 192,000 jobs in January, more than economists were expecting, in a sign of growth in the labor market, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday.

Economists surveyed by Reuters had forecast the ADP National Employment Report would show a gain of 165,000 jobs. December's private payrolls were revised down to an increase of 185,000 from the previously reported 215,000.

The report is jointly developed with Moody's Analytics.

(Reporting by Leah Schnurr; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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