June 4, 2014 / 12:27 PM / in 3 years

U.S. private sector adds 179,000 jobs in May: ADP

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. companies hired 179,000 workers in May, marking the lowest monthly increase since January and missing market expectations, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday.

A woman fills out an application form from a jewelry and gem company during the Gemological Institute Of America (GIA)'s Jewelry Career Fair in New York July 30, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Private job gains in April were revised down to 215,000 from 220,000.

Economists surveyed by Reuters had forecast that the ADP National Employment Report would show a gain of 210,000 jobs in May.

The report is jointly developed with Moody’s Analytics.

Reporting by Richard Leong; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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