Firms Add 133,000 Workers in May

Increase reported by ADP is smaller than expected; follows 113,000 gain in April.

Companies in the U.S. added fewer workers than forecast in May, a reminder the job market will take time to strengthen, a private report based on payrolls showed.

The 133,000 increase in employment followed a revised 113,000 gain the prior month that was smaller than initially estimated, Roseland, New Jersey-based ADP Employer Services said today. The median estimate of 39 economists surveyed by Bloomberg News called for a May advance of 150,000.

Service Providers

Service providers added 132,000 workers.

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