New Jersey Adds 10,000 Jobs But Jobless Rate Climbs to 3.2% - NBC New York

New Jersey Adds 10,000 Jobs But Jobless Rate Climbs to 3.2%

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    • New Jersey added more than 10,000 jobs in October, though the jobless rate rose from 3.1 percent to 3.2 percent

    • That’s according to data released Thursday by the New Jersey Labor and Workforce Development Department

    • Sectors adding jobs included leisure and hospitality, education and health services as well as trade, transportation, and utilities

    New Jersey added more than 10,000 jobs in October, though the jobless rate rose from 3.1 percent to 3.2 percent.

    That’s according to data released Thursday by the New Jersey Labor and Workforce Development Department. It says the rate went up — despite the increase in the number of workers — in part because more people began looking for work.

    Looking at the longer term, according to the department, over the year, from October 2018 to October 2019, employment in New Jersey was higher by 30,200 jobs.

    Sectors adding jobs included leisure and hospitality, education and health services as well as trade, transportation, and utilities.

    The manufacturing saw a decrease in jobs for the month, as did the financial activities and public sectors.

    The national unemployment rate is 3.6 percent.

    New Jersey officials also released revised jobs figures from September. That data showed the state lost 1,800 jobs, rather than a decrease of 200 jobs, as was reported earlier.

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