Private sector employers added 204,000 jobs in August, including 78,000 jobs at small businesses, according to payroll giant ADP, in a further indication of a strengthening economy.

ADP’s National Employment Report found that small businesses with between one and 19 employees added 39,000 jobs, while those with between 20 and 49 employees gained another 39,000 jobs. Midsize businesses with between 50 and 499 employees gained 75,000 jobs. Large businesses with between 500 and 999 employees added 5,000 jobs, while larger companies with 1,000 employees or more added 47,000 jobs.

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