New Jersey gained private-sector jobs in June, according to the latest report from Roseland-based payroll and human resources company ADP, but only a handful.The state added 5,900 jobs for the month, down from May’s gain of 7,300 jobs.
The services sector once again led the way, with 5,200 jobs added; the goods-producing sector added 800 positions. (ADP pointed out the sum of the parts may not equal the total due to rounding.)
Among the state’s various industries, professional and business services led the way, adding 1,300 jobs during the month. The trade, transportation and utilities sector was right behind, with employment up 1,200. On the other hand, manufacturing was flat, with zero jobs gained.
New Jersey’s gains fell somewhat short, compared with its neighbor to the north. ADP found that, among the 38,000 total jobs gained in the Northeast region, New York added 14,900, and its growth rate of 0.19 percent trumped New Jersey’s by 0.01 percentage point.
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