The private sector gained 114,000 jobs in July, 9,000 more than economists expected, The Wall Street Journal's Kathleen Madigan reports. (Bloomberg, too, had forcast slower job growth at about 100,00 new gigs.) The jobs report, from the payroll company Automatic Data Processing, comes ahead of the Labor Department's jobs report, which will be released Friday and includes government workers. Economists expect the public sector to have suffered layoffs, the Journal reports.
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