Private Employers Add 218,000 Jobs in July

Roseland, NJ, July 30, 2014 -- Private employers hired 218,000 workers in July, according to the ADP National Employment Report.

It marked the fourth straight of job growth above 200,000 but was below the June number of 281,000.

"The July employment gain was softer than June, but remains consistent with a steadily improving job market," said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics.