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Texas private-sector hiring accelerated; Harvey effects yet to be seenTexas private-sector hiring accelerated; Harvey effects yet to be seenhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=177062017-09-15T05:00:00Z2017-09-15T21:00:00Z

​​A sign seen when one drives into Texas, which reads: TEXAS – Private-sector employers accelerated hiring in August, adding 30,500 jobs, according to new data from payroll processor Automatic Data Processing Inc​.

That accounted for 12.9 percent of the U.S. private-sector job increase.

The ADP report is based on private payroll data in addition to government data.

According the report:

  • the professional and business services sector added 5,800 last month;
  • the oil field and construction sector added 4,600 positions; 
  • manufacturing increased jobs by 3,400; and 
  • the trade, transportation and utilities sector added 4,000 jobs.

More broadly, the services sector added 22,400 jobs, while the goods-producing sector added 8,100 jobs.

The August report does not refle​​ct the effects of Hurricane Harvey.

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