The service sector was largely responsible for an increase of 144,000 of the 162,000 jobs added in September, beating analyst expectations, according to the latest monthly national employment report from payroll giant ADP.

In contrast, the goods-producing sector only added 18,000 jobs from August to September. ADP also revised downward the number of jobs added in July and August, reducing the July increase by 17,000 to an increase of 156,000, while the August increase was reduced by 12,000 to an increase of 189,000.

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