In September, companies increased their hiring, indicating the job market in the U.S. was remaining firm even though there is weaker demand globally according to a new payroll report from ADP.
An increase of 200,000 in jobs for September followed a revised increased of 186,000 for August showed figures released by ADP on Wednesday.
The average projection by economists was calling for an increase of 190,000 new jobs.
The Labor Department data will be released on Friday and is projected to show that payroll gains accelerated during September in comparison to August.
The jobs continue to increase at a consistent and strong pace, said one chief economist, despite there being losses of jobs in the manufacturing and energy industries. At this current pace, full employment is approaching quickly.
Estimates in a survey of economists have the gains for jobs at a low of 120,000 to over 215,000 after a previously reported advance in August of 190,000.
Industries that are goods producing, which include builders and manufacturers added more than 12,000 new jobs, showed the report by ADP.
Hiring in the construction sector climbed by over 35,000, which was almost twice the gain of 18.000 from the prior month.
Factories cut over 15,000 jobs during September, which was the largest decline since December of 2010. Payrolls at providers of services were up by more than 188.000.
Companies that have 500 or more employees created over 106,000 new jobs. Medium sized companies with between 50 and 499 employees increased headcounts by over 56,000 and small businesses increased their payrolls by more than 37,000.
The report by ADP is based upon data that businesses supply of more than 24 million workers in their combined payrolls.
The jobs report in September by the Labor Department might show the private sector added over 200,000 jobs while last month the figure was 140,000.