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Survey: Private employers added robust 298K jobs last month, the most in three years

Survey: Private employers added robust 298K jobs last month, the most in three years

U.S. businesses added the most jobs in three years last month, a private survey found, a sign that hiring may be accelerating from last year's modest levels.

Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that businesses added 298,000 jobs in February, up from 261,000 the previous month. The gains were led by a huge 66,000 increase in construction, the most in 11 years, and 32,000 manufacturing jobs, the most in five years.

The hiring boom in construction was likely driven by unseasonably warm weather in much of the country. Construction sites...

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