The private sector added 201,000 jobs to its rolls from February to March, according to the ADP National Employment Report. According to a press release, "This month's ADP National Employment Report removes any remaining doubt that private nonfarm payroll employment accelerated heading into 2011."
The average monthly employment increase over the past four months, from December through March, has totaled 211,000.
The manufacturing sector created 37,000 jobs in March, while the service sector added the most new positions, with 164,000 created.
Small businesses added the most jobs, with 102,000. Medium-sized businesses created 82,000 jobs.