Credit: Courtesy of ADP and Moody's Analytics


The U.S. economy added 215,000 private-sector jobs in November, according to a monthly report by payroll company ADP and Moody's Analytics.

November saw the most job growth over any month of 2013—topping February's 198,000 gain. In fact, the economy hasn't registered such a large increase in jobs since last November, when the report noted 276,000 new jobs. The latest numbers are also an increase over October's numbers, which were revised upward from 130,000 jobs added to 184,000 jobs added.

Credit: Courtesy of ADP and Moody's Analytics


The construction and manufacturing sectors added 18,000 each, an increase from October for both sectors and the strongest month of the year for manufacturing. Professional and business services added 38,000.

Construction and manufacturing job growth since Jan. 2012. Numbers are in thousands.

Construction and manufacturing job growth since Jan. 2012. Numbers are in thousands.

Credit: Chart data from ADP and Moody's Analytics


The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics employment report, another temperature gauge of the nation's economic situation, is scheduled to be released on Friday. According to The Wall Street Journal, economists are predicting that this report will show more modest growth: approximately 180,000 non-farm jobs added in November. This report also provides more detailed information about the construction and architecture fields.