(Reuters) - Private employers added 201,000 jobs in August, easily beating economists' expectations, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Thursday.

July's figure from the ADP National Employment Report was revised up to 173,000 from the previously reported 163,000.

August's job gain topped expectations of 140,000 new jobs, and was the highest since March.

The report is jointly developed with Macroeconomic Advisers LLC.

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