NJ has regained nearly 90% of jobs lost to pandemic, and pay is rising too

March 28, 2022

February’s jobs report was the strongest since last July and showed that New Jersey is making up ground.

Through February, New Jersey recovered 89.9% of the jobs it lost in March and April of 2020, while the U.S. recovered 90.4%, according to Rutgers University economist James W. Hughes.

Job growth in February was spread across most sectors. Trade, transportation and utilities added 9,000 jobs; leisure and hospitality added 5,200 jobs; and education and health services added 4,300 jobs.

Financial activities was flat, and the public sector lost 300 jobs.

NorthJersey.com, March 25, 2022

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