Small businesses accounted for the bulk of new jobs in September, adding 53,000 of the 58,000 new jobs in non-farm private employment, according to a report by payroll-processing giant ADP.

The company found an increase of 56,000 jobs in the services sector for small businesses of less than 50 employees, but a decline in the goods-producing sector of 3,000 jobs. However, there was a sharp drop among large businesses, with a decline of 26,000 jobs.

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