(LOS ANGELES TIMES) WASHINGTON — The private sector added a disappointing 166,000 net new jobs last month and significantly revised down its estimate for August in a sign that labor market growth weakened through the summer, payroll processing firm ADP said Wednesday.

The figure for last month was below analysts’ projections that the closely watched report would show that businesses added 180,000 jobs in September.

September’s job growth was an improvement over the previous month, but only because ADP revised its August figure down to 159,000 from the initially reported 176,000.

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