Private sector employment increased by 281,000 jobs in June, showing signs of a strengthening economy, according to payroll giant ADP’s monthly national employment report.

Gains were widespread across various industry sectors and company sizes. Small businesses with one to 19 employees added 66,000 jobs, while those with between 20 and 49 employees added 51,000 jobs. Midsize businesses with between 50 and 499 employees gained 115,000 jobs. Large businesses with between 500 and 999 employees added 16,000 jobs, while larger companies with 1,000 employees or more gained 32,000 jobs.

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