Wednesday's economic data offered more than a glimmer of hope for the recession-weary. According to ADP's monthly survey, private payrolls increased by a staggering 300,000 new jobs. The number tripled economists' expectations and it represented the largest single-month booster shot since the survey began back in 2000.Of course, the ADP survey rarely comes close to emulating the U.S. government's official stats. In November, ADP reported 92,000 new jobs whereas the U.S. government logged just 39,000. What's more, a single month's data point rarely reflects the broader trend.
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