Private Hiring Surged In December, Despite Fiscal Cliff Fears

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By Martin Crutsinger

WASHINGTON -- A private survey shows U.S. businesses sharply increased hiring in December, helped by a surge of new construction jobs created to help rebuild from Superstorm Sandy.

Payroll processor ADP says employers added 215,000 jobs in December. That's more than November's total of 148,000, which was revised higher.

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The survey showed that companies added 39,000 construction jobs last month. That was partly in response to the storm but also an indication of the housing recovery under way.

Even with the strong month of job growth, the survey offered a reminder that a key area of the economy remains weak: Manufacturers cut 11,000 jobs.

The report covers hiring only in the private sector. ADP's figures have diverged sharply at times from the government's more comprehensive jobs report, which will be released Friday.



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Mike

We are still effected now they dont pay we DO!! MY SS Tax went up $500 more a year and I am low income!! nOT $500 TOTAL $500 MORE!!! SICK OF THIS GOVErnMENT!!!

January 06 2013 at 3:57 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ectullis

Don't beleive a word of it.

January 04 2013 at 6:39 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Pinot Man

YES IR ALL THIS PART TIME WORK HAS THIS PRESIDENT SO EXCITED, WHY? IN THE NEXT TWO MONTHS WHEN THIS ECONOMY GOES IN THE TANK AND ALL OF THE PART TIMERS GET LAID OFF THE ONLY PEOPLE THAT WILL BE WORKING ARE THE DEBT COLLECTORS!!! ASK HIM WHY?????

January 04 2013 at 6:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Pate

(Seasonal) Employment ALWAYS rises during the Seasons of heavy traffic. December.....Uh, Christmas.

January 04 2013 at 4:07 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
James

Now, if only Obama could create a monthly diaster we could get out of this mess.... Oh, wait... he does create a monthly disaster....

January 04 2013 at 3:15 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
lifehub

Can AOL say "Seasonal temporary jobs" 10 times fast?

January 04 2013 at 6:29 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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