Unemployment down in NJ but wages not rising fast enough

July 21, 2018

Employment in the Garden State is holding steady while the unemployment rate edged slightly lower.

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development reports the latest preliminary data shows employment in June was essentially unchanged, while the state’s unemployment rate dipped slightly to 4.3 percent

Meanwhile, public sector employment in Jersey rose by 800 jobs.

“I guess you could say New Jersey’s economy is doing OK,” said Rutgers University economist James Hughes.

NJ1015.com, July 19, 2018

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