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US business hiring starts year on upbeat

By Veronica Smith AFP – WASHINGTON 

US businesses hired more people than expected in January amid record-low job cuts for the month, reports showed Wednesday ahead of the keenly awaited government jobs numbers Friday.Businesses added 187,000 jobs in January, starting the year with “solid growth” across major industries, private payrolls firm ADP said.The increase topped the average analyst forecast of 145,000 new private-sector jobs, but was lower than Decembers revised 247,000, initially reported as 297,000.

via AFP: US business hiring starts year on upbeat.


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