N.J. added 13,300 jobs in December, for 65,200 in 2015

January 21, 2016

The state has now recovered just over 80 percent of the 258,000 jobs lost as a result of the recession.

James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, called it a “strong report.”

He noted that the jobless rate fell because people found jobs, rather than because they left the work force, as has happened in the past. He also welcomed the growth in the labor force – the number of people who either have a job or are looking for one.

NorthJersey.com, January 21

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