U.S. private employers created 275,000 jobs in April, according to the ADP non-farm employment report released on Wednesday.
Analysts had predicted a job creation pace of 181,000 after a robust a revised 151,000 jobs in March.
As know, this report is carefully watched as it provides clues about the health of the labor market ahead of Friday’s non-farm payrolls figures.
The government NFP may show the U.S. created 180,000 jobs last month, while the unemployment rate stood at its record low of 3.8 percent.
Later in the day, the U.S. will release its ISM manufacturing PMI for April, where it may show a narrowing expansion to 55.0 from a previous of 55.3.
As of 12:33 GMT, the dollar traded lower versus a basket of major
currencies around 97.13, yet it recovered from a low of 97.05, as depicted by
the dollar index.