New Jersey added more than 4,700 private sector jobs in October, according to the latest report from payroll and human resources company ADP.In its latest Regional Employment Report, Roseland-based ADP said the Garden State gained 370 goods-producing jobs and 4,370 service sector jobs, for a total gain of 4,740 nonfarm positions.
The leading sectors included professional and business services, with a gain of 960 jobs; trade, transportation and utilities, with an increase of 380 jobs; and natural resources/mining and construction, with 280 jobs added.
ADP added that the figures were on par with the September data and above the 12-month average gain.
Overall, the U.S. gained 230,000 private-sector jobs in October, ADP said. The Northeast region gained 31,000 of those positions, it added, with the Middle Atlantic states gaining 26,300.
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