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Dec. 3 (Bloomberg) — Companies added 208,000 workers in November, indicating steady progress in the labor market, a private payrolls report showed.

The increase in employment followed a revised 233,000 gain the prior month, figures from the Roseland, New Jersey-based ADP Research Institute showed today. The median forecast of 47 economists surveyed by Bloomberg called for an advance of 222,000. Payrolls have climbed by at least 200,000 in seven of the last eight months.

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