US private sector jobs surge

The number of US private-sector jobs surged in December at a rate three times stronger than forecast, the most bullish signal in months that a recovery in the world’s biggest economy is shifting up a gear. Private employers added 297,000 jobs last month, payrolls processing company ADP Employer Services said yesterdfay. It was the largest gain on ADP records dating to 2000, and comes ahead of tomorrow’s more comprehensive non-farm payroll data.