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U.S. Companies Add Fewer Jobs Than Forecast, ADP Data Show

  • Private payrolls advance 374,000 in August, short of estimates
  • Gains concentrated in hospitality, health care, construction
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An employee coats bicycle frames with powder paint at a production facility in Manning, South Carolina.Photographer: Micah Green/Bloomberg
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U.S. companies added fewer jobs than expected in August, reflecting persistent hiring challenges and suggesting a slowdown in the labor market recovery.