ADP, who've actually done a fairly good job at predicting the BLS report, released their figures today
, showing the US economy unexpectedly
added 176,000 jobs last month. Not stellar, but in context... if the BLS backs it up it'd be a good 70k above expectations.
Also, jobless claims unexpectedly
posted their biggest drop since April, falling 14k.
Of course, if the BLS payrolls don't back this up, a disappointing report might be considered unexpected