Subsiding COVID-19 infections boost U.S. private payrolls in September

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By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. private payrolls increased more than expected in September as COVID-19 infections started subsiding, boosting hiring at restaurants and other high-contact businesses. The ADP National Employment Report released on Wednesday supported expectations that job growth picked up last month, though it has a poor record predicting the private payrolls count in the Labor Department’s more comprehensive and closely watched employment report. September’s employment report due on Friday will garner more attention after the Federal Reserve signaled last month th…

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