Pay-roll processing company ADP and its partner Moody's Analytics released a Jan. 6 reported stating that private-sector employment saw an increase of 275,000 jobs, on a seasonally adjusted basis, from November to December. In comparison to the dip seen back in October, this is a positive turn for job growth. 

Although December showed the highest gains for the year, the average employment growth was reported at just under 200,000 per month for the year, falling under 2014's figure of 240,000 jobs per month.

The construction industry saw the biggest gain, which grew by 24,000 jobs in December, which is slightly above the 21,000 average monthly gain for the year. While not as prodigious, the manufacturing sector steadied in the positive territory of the second consecutive month, seeing 2,000 added jobs in December. Professional and business services, which entails architecture and engineering firms, also received the largest increase for its category, respectively, which saw 66,000 openings.

This article originally appeared on ARCHITECT.

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