Nonfarm private employment in the U.S. decreased by 8,000 from August to September, according to data from the
National Employment Report released Wednesday.
The estimated change from July to August was revised downward from a decline of 33,000 to a drop of 37,000.
September's report continues to offer evidence of a weak labor market, ADP said in a press release. The report, the company said, doesn't reflect two factors that might have further depressed employment last month -- the continuing machinists' strike at
and jobs lost as a result of hurricanes that hit the Gulf Coast.
The loss in jobs was driven by the goods-producing sector, which surrendered 72,000 workers in September. The manufacturing sector specifically shed 48,000 jobs. However, the service sector had a gain of 64,000 jobs.
On Friday, the Labor Department will release its monthly numbers for U.S. payrolls. Analysts expect that report to show a much steeper drop than the ADP figures.
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