03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

November Job Growth Is Year's Highest

Private employers added 189,000 jobs in November for the largest monthly increase in a year, a private employment service said on Wednesday.

The bulk of the gains in private-sector employment came from the service sector, where new jobs totaled 197,000, the ADP Employer Services report, which handily beat Wall Street forecasts, said.

The ADP report suggested Friday's Labor Department employment data for November, which includes public and private sector hiring and is closely watched by investors, could be much stronger than expected.

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