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US STOCKS-Wall St falls on weak ADP data, N. Korea tensions

* 158,000 private jobs added in June vs. est. 185,000 -ADP

* Weekly jobless claims rise for third straight week

* Tesla slips after Model S fails to ace some tests

* Indexes down: Dow 0.43 pct, S&P 0.50 pct, Nasdaq 0.50 pct (Updates to early afternoon)

July 6 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were lower in early afternoon trading on Thursday as weak jobs data from the private sector struck a bleak tone for the critical nonfarm payrolls report due on Friday, while investors fretted about rising tension in the Korean peninsula.

The ADP National Employment Report showed private employers added 158,000 jobs in June, below the estimated addition of 185,000, suggesting some cooling in the labor market as it nears full employment.

The report acts as a precursor to monthly nonfarm payrolls data, which includes hiring in both the public and private sectors.

"The market moves significantly on the jobs report. We are...


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