Private sector adds 201,000 jobs in March

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Posted: Mar 30, 2011 8:47 AM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. private employers added 201,000 jobs in March, while February's figure was revised down slightly, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday.

The data was largely in line with expectations. Economists surveyed by Reuters had forecast the ADP Employer Services report would show a gain of 203,000 jobs. The report is jointly developed with Macroeconomic Advisers LLC.

February's figure was revised down to 208,000. It was originally reported as 217,000. (Reporting by Leah Schnurr; Editing by Padraic Cassidy)