ADP Employment Report Beats Expectations

Roseland, NJ, Jan. 8, 2014 -- Businesses added 238,000 jobs in December, payroll processor ADP said.

That was ahead of economists expecations for 200,000 additional private-sector jobs.

The Labor Department releases its monthly jobs report on Friday.

In December, small businesses added 108,000 jobs, large companies added 71,000, and midsize firms added 59,000, ADP said.

Construction companies added a 48,000, while manufacturers added 19,000 jobs.