The private sector added 214,000 jobs in February, according to payroll giant ADP, in another healthy sign for the economy.

Small businesses with 49 or fewer employees increased by 76,000 jobs in February, in line with January's downwardly revised figure of 75,000 in ADP's National Employment Report. Employment among midsize companies with between 50 and 499 employees increased by 62,000 jobs, down from January's downwardly revised 74,000. Employment at large companies—those with 500 or more employees—totaled 76,000, a big jump from 44,000 in January.

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