Employers in the private sector added 135,000 jobs from April to May, according to payroll giant ADP, which represented an increase over the previous month, but still indicated some softening of the employment picture.

April’s job gains were also revised downward to 113,000 from 119,000.  ADP reported that small businesses added 58,000 jobs in May, including 37,000 in businesses with between one and 19 employees, and 21,000 in businesses with between 20 and 49 employees.

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