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NJ unemployment rate inches up to 7.2 percent

The national jobless rate in March was 6.7

The national jobless rate in March was 6.7 percent, a half percentage point lower than New Jersey's.

(AP) - Preliminary data show New Jersey's unemployment rate inched up to 7.2 in March from 7.1 the previous month as the state lost 1,300 jobs.      The report released Thursday by the state Labor Department shows private sector employment declined by 700 jobs, but says that sector has added 2,200 jobs since March 2013. The latest report finds the public sector shedding 600 jobs....

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