U.S. non-farm private employment rose more than expected in April, boosting optimism over the health of the labor market, industry data showed on Wednesday.
Payroll processing firm ADP said non-farm private employment rose by a seasonally adjusted 177,000 last month, just above forecasts for an increase of 175,000.
The economy created 255,000 jobs in March, downwardly revised from a previously reported increase of 263,000.
While not viewed as a reliable guide for the government jobs report due on Friday, May 5, it does give guidance on private-sector hiring.
The US dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of six major rivals, was at 98.90, compared to 98.89 ahead of the report.