Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Good news from Jersey

Just in case you missed it, there was good news from Jersey last week. In July, private employers added 13,000 jobs, even as public sector employment declined by 7,100 jobs. That bump up was New Jersey's first in 17 months, dating back to January 2008. More amazing news -- manufacturing hiring was up by 3,100 jobs and construction also added jobs, 3,400. Offsetting these jobs were big losses in transportation and trade, 4,500 in all.

Good news from Jersey

Just in case you missed it, there was good news from Jersey last week. In July, private employers added 13,000 jobs, even as public sector employment declined by 7,100 jobs. That bump up was New Jersey's first in 17 months, dating back to January 2008. More amazing news -- manufacturing hiring was up by 3,100 jobs and construction also added jobs, 3,400. Offsetting these jobs were big losses in transportation and trade, 4,500 in all. 

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