ADP: U.S. Private Sector Adds 13,000 Jobs In June

Private-sector employment in the United States grew by 13,000, payroll giant ADP reported today. This is the fifth consecutive monthly gain in employment, however, gains have averaged just 34,000 jobs a month, with gains decelerating as the country heads into the summer.

Friday’s report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics also includes government hiring numbers, not just private sector jobs; however, the job gains that had been boosting recent BLS reports stem from hiring for the 2010 Census, and that hiring “may have peaked in May,” says ADP.