Private-sector employment in the U.S. rose by 237,000 jobs last month, according to the economic report released today by payroll-processing company ADP and its partner Moody's Analytics. The numbers represent a significant increase from the upwardly revised figures of 179,000 and 203,000 jobs added in April and May, respectively.

“The U.S. job machine remains in high gear," said Moody's Analytics chief economist, Mark Zandi, in a press release. "The current robust pace of job growth is double that needed to absorb the growth in the working age population."

The  construction industry grew by 19,000 jobs in June. Although this is down from May's revised increase of 28,000 jobs, ADP still marked June as another solid month for the industry. Manufacturing, a sector that lost jobs from March to May, finally landed in positive territory by adding 7,000 jobs in June. Professional and business services, a category that encompasses architecture and engineering firms, also posted a strong month. The sector contributed 61,000 jobs in June, nearly doubling May’s gain of 32,000.


The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is scheduled to release its June jobs report tomorrow, which will provide more specific details about job growth in the construction, architecture, and engineering fields.