WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- The private sector of the United States reported a faster job growth in November after the end of a federal government shutdown a month earlier, said a private survey released Wednesday.
U.S. private companies added 215,000 jobs in November, the largest monthly gain since a year ago, following the revised figure of 184,000 in October, said the National Employment Report released jointly by Automatic Data Processing (ADP) and Moody's Analytics, based on a monthly survey. Economists were expecting an increase of 170,000 private jobs for November.
"The job market remained surprisingly resilient to the government shutdown and brinkmanship over the treasury debt limit, " said Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody's Analytics. " Employers across all industries and company sizes looked through the political battle in Washington. If anything, job growth appears to be picking up."
In November, small and medium-sized businesses accounted for most of the employment gains, adding 150,000 jobs, while large businesses with over 500 employees added 65,000 jobs, according to the report.
Employment in the service sector rose by 176,000 jobs in November, the largest gain in a year, and the manufacturing sector added 18,000 jobs in the month, the most since early 2012, both indicating an improving U.S. economy.
The ADP survey studied data from private businesses with more than 23 million workers on payrolls but excludes government job growth. The Labor Department will release its jobs report for November Friday.