U.S. private employers created 156,000 jobs in July, according to the ADP non-farm employment report released on Wednesday.
Analysts had predicted a job creation pace of 150,000 after a revised 112,000 jobs in June, which was 102,000.
As known, 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 163,000 jobs last month, while the unemployment rate stood at 3.7 percent.
of 13:02 GMT, the dollar index traded slightly lower at 97.78, ahead of the
Federal Reserve’s interest rate decision later in the day.