Associated Press – Gov Touts 17,600-Job Gain In May In Tax Cut Push

June 15, 2012

“Helped by summer hiring, New Jersey added 17,600 jobs in May — the biggest jump in more than seven years — even as the unemployment rate climbed a second straight month, the state Labor Department reported Thursday.

“State officials said a greater than expected increase in seasonal employment and the opening of the Revel casino helped boost the job numbers.

“Gov. Chris Christie used a news conference to announce the figures ahead of their routine release by the Labor Department on one of the busiest days of the year for state legislators, who face a litany of key bills before the state’s fiscal year ends June 30.”

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