Trading on Wednesday saw a limited rise in the United States stock index. This slight gain was fueled by the ADP private-sector employment report. ADP Employer Services showed that private employers in the United States added an additional 162,000 workers onto their payrolls. In September, employers added a total of 201,000 new workers. These numbers mark a much higher amount than leading analysts had expected. Although the employment outlook is still dim, the new jobs show that the unemployment rate is at least holding steady.