Private-sector employment increased by 235,000 in October, on a seasonally adjusted basis, ADP estimated Wednesday.

In September, ADP says 110,000 jobs were added, compared to the earlier estimate of 135,000 jobs added.

Economists surveyed by IFR Markets projected a 200,000 job gain for October.

“The job market rebounded strongly from the hit it took from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics. “Resurgence in construction jobs shows the rebuilding is already in full swing. Looking through the hurricane-created volatility, job growth is robust.”

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Gary Siegel

Gary Siegel

Gary Siegel has been at The Bond Buyer since 1989, currently covering economic indicators and the Federal Reserve system.