Bloomberg (01/30/13) Alex Kowalski
The U.S. added 192,000 private-sector jobs in January, the ADP Research Institute estimated today. The median forecast of 38 economists surveyed by Bloomberg called for a January advance of 165,000.
Growing payrolls show that U.S. businesses see strong enough demand in the future to hire even as lawmakers in Washington spar over the federal budget. A U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report on Feb. 1 may show companies added 168,000 workers in January while the unemployment rate held at 7.8%, according to the median estimate in a Bloomberg survey.