New Jersey added 8,100 jobs in March

April 19, 2013

Hugh R. Morley | April 18, 2013 | The Record

A report showing New Jersey’s added 8,100 jobs in March white the jobless rate dropped to 9 percent contained a note of caution amid the apparently positive news.

The state added 10,400 private sector jobs, and lost 2,300 government jobs, about evenly spread among federal, state and municipal government, according to the jobs report released Thursday by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

That means New Jersey’s employment has increased by a healthy 17,500 jobs this year, a rate that, if it continued, would mean an increase of more than 100,000 this year.

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