NJ Biz: State: Private sector added 13,000 jobs in July

Good news on the economic front for Governor Corzine:

“The state Department of Labor and Workforce Development said Wednesday that private sector companies in New Jersey added 13,000 jobs in July, breaking 17 months of consecutive job cuts that stretch back to January 2008.

While the private sector added employees, 7,100 public sector jobs were cut in July as the state’s unemployment rate rose to 9.3 percent, up from 9.2 percent in June.

According to preliminary estimates by the state agency, industry supersectors reporting job growth in July included leisure and hospitality, manufacturing, construction, and professional and business services. The trade, transportation and utilities supersector reported job cuts for the month as did financial activities, education and health services.

A detailed breakdown of the job gains and losses in the state for July can be found at the agency’s Web site.”

NJBiz.com

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