Of the 190,000 jobs added nationwide in August, some 4,200 were added in New Jersey, according to the latest ADP Regional Employment Report.The Roseland-based payroll and human resources firm said Thursday that the Garden State added 3,500 service jobs and 700 in the goods-producing sector.
The state’s industries were led by natural resources/mining and construction, which added 400 jobs. Manufacturing also posted a gain, adding 300 jobs. On the other hand, the professional and business services and trade, transportation and utilities industries both lost 200 jobs.
The state’s 0.13 of a percent growth rate compared favorably with nearby states’, matching New York’s figure and topping Pennsylvania’s.
Nationally, the Northeast was the weakest sector in terms of jobs gained, adding 29,000 jobs. The South led the way for the month, growing by some 70,000 jobs.