The Roseland-based payroll and human resources company said in its monthly Regional Employment Report that the state added all 1,600 jobs in the services sector, with a net zero jobs added or lost in the goods-producing sector.
Among industries, trade, transportation and utilities added 1,000 jobs for the best result of the month. Natural resources and mining and construction added 500 jobs, but that was more than offset by the 600 jobs lost in manufacturing.
Neighboring states New York and Pennsylvania both soared past New Jersey in terms of raw job gains and growth rate. New York added 12,900 jobs for a 0.16 percent growth rate, while Pennsylvania added 6,000 jobs for a 0.12 percent growth rate.