ADP Inc.

Survey: US businesses added 235,000 jobs in October

U.S. businesses added a solid 235,000 jobs in October, according to a private survey, partly reflecting a rebound from the previous month when hiring was held back by several hurricanes.

Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that last month's gain was the largest in seven months. Hiring fell to just 110,000 in September, the lowest in nearly a year.

October's rebound was driven by construction firms, which reported a huge gain of 62,000 jobs, the most in 11 years. That's a sign that rebuilding efforts after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria are already under way.

Manufacturers added a healthy 22,000 jobs, and professional and technical services, a category that...