U.S. firms add 281,000 jobs

Employment gains in June higher-paying, survey finds

Posted: July 3, 2014 at 2:39 a.m.

An assembly line worker builds a 2015 Chrysler 200 at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Sterling Heights, Mich., in this file photo. Orders for durable goods fell 0.9 percent in May, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.

Payroll processing company ADP said Wednesday that private employers added 281,000 jobs in the United States last month, up from 179,000 in the previous month.

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