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Survey: U.S. companies add 238,000 jobs, most in year

By The Associated Press

This article was published January 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.

WASHINGTON — A private survey shows U.S. businesses added the most jobs in a year in December, powered by a big gain in construction. The figures are the latest evidence that the economy gained momentum at the end of 2013.

Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that companies added 238,000 jobs in December, up slightly from 229,000 in the previous month. November’s figures were revised higher.

The report also showed solid gains in higher-paying jobs.

Read tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

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