(Corrects reference to “last month” to “this month” in third paragraph)
NEW YORK, March 31 (Reuters) - U.S. private employers shed 23,000 jobs in March, missing expectations for an increase in jobs although fewer than the adjusted 24,000 jobs lost in February, a report by a private employment service said on Wednesday.
The February fall was originally reported at 20,000.
The median of estimates from 35 economists surveyed by Reuters for the ADP Employer Services report, jointly developed with Macroeconomic Advisers LLC, was for a rise of 40,000 private-sector jobs this month.
Reporting by Leah Schnurr, Editing by Chizu Nomiyama