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Recruiter Valera Kulow, left, speaks with job seeker Monic Spencer during a career fair in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
July 2 (Bloomberg) — Employment at companies climbed in June by the most since November 2012, a sign the job market is strengthening along with demand, a private payrolls report showed today.

The 281,000 surge exceeded the most optimistic forecast in a Bloomberg survey and followed a 179,000 increase in May, data from the ADP Research Institute in Roseland, New Jersey, showed. The median estimate of economists called for a 205,000 advance.

Businesses are taking on more workers and limiting dismissals, bolstering economists’ projections that the economy will strengthen after a first-quarter contraction. A Labor Department report tomorrow may show private payrolls climbed by 213,000 workers last month, according to the Bloomberg survey.

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