N.J. Gained 7,600 Jobs In May, Mostly From U.S. Census

census spanish sign glatt biteThe unemployment rate in New Jersey slid to 9.7 percent in May, matching the national rate, while hiring in the public sector drove the number of jobs in the state up by 7,600, the state labor department said today. Preliminary estimates show 11,200 public sector jobs were added, largely reflecting hiring for the 2010 U.S. Census. The private sector lost 3,600 jobs. Star Ledger.

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