Survey: US businesses add decent 172,000 jobs in June

July 7, 2016 12:41 PM

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WASHINGTON — U.S. companies added 172,000 jobs last month, according to a private survey, a sign that hiring may have picked up after a slowdown in April and May.

Payroll processor ADP says that service firms, such as retailers and transportation companies, added jobs at a solid pace in June. Manufacturers shed 21,000 jobs, while construction companies cut 5,000.

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