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US businesses added 204,000 jobs in April

American businesses added 204,000 new workers last month.

Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that hiring was strong across numerous industries.

The ADP survey has shown monthly job growth of 200,000 or more for six straight months.

“Businesses are aggressively adding to payrolls,” says Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, which prepares the ADP report.

The figures come two days before the government releases its monthly employment figures. Economists forecast that Friday’s official report will show that employers added a solid 190,000 jobs in April, according to a survey by data provider FactSet.

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