The Labor Department's report on Oct. 8 will also show the jobless rate increased to 9.7 percent from 9.6 percent, according to the survey median.

Payroll Forecast

Overall payrolls were probably unchanged in September, reflecting the winding down of cutting federal census workers who participated in the decennial population count, according to the Bloomberg survey median.

Today's ADP report showed payrolls decreased among all companies, small, median and large, which are those employing more 499 workers.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., the New York-based drugmaker, said last month that it will cut 3 percent of its global workforce, about 840 jobs, during the next six months. The company previously announced plans to slash more than $2.5 billion in expenses by 2012, and eliminated 7,000 jobs last year.

The ADP report is based on data from about 340,000 businesses with more than 21 million workers on payrolls.

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