State: NJ added 10,000 jobs but jobless rate climbs to 3.2% in October

New Jersey added more than 10,000 jobs in October, though the jobless rate rose from 3.1% to 3.2%.

News 12 Staff

Nov 15, 2019, 8:50 PM

Updated 1,648 days ago

Share:

State: NJ added 10,000 jobs but jobless rate climbs to 3.2% in October
(AP) - New Jersey added more than 10,000 jobs in October, though the jobless rate rose from 3.1% to 3.2%.
That’s according to data released Thursday by the New Jersey Labor and Workforce Development Department. It says the rate went up - despite the increase in the number of workers - in part because more people began looking for work.
Sectors adding jobs included leisure and hospitality, education and health services as well as trade, transportation, and utilities.
The manufacturing saw a decrease in jobs for the month, as did the financial activities and public sectors.
The national unemployment rate is 3.6%.
New Jersey officials also released revised jobs figures from September. That data showed the state lost 1,800 jobs, rather than a decrease of 200 jobs, as was reported earlier.
(Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


More from News 12
2:30
Roselle schools temporarily put on lockdown following reports of gunfire in the area

Roselle schools temporarily put on lockdown following reports of gunfire in the area

2:26
Summerlike weather returns to New Jersey ahead of Memorial Day

Summerlike weather returns to New Jersey ahead of Memorial Day

0:15
Officials: Single-engine plane crash-lands in Holland Township field

Officials: Single-engine plane crash-lands in Holland Township field

1:18
TGI Fridays in Brick Township among 36 across the US permanently closing

TGI Fridays in Brick Township among 36 across the US permanently closing

0:25
PBA: Millburn police officer killed in car crash

PBA: Millburn police officer killed in car crash

Police: Man accused of attacking mechanic with bleach, smashing windshield

Police: Man accused of attacking mechanic with bleach, smashing windshield

0:30
Jersey Proud: Hillside HS football team sorts food donations for those in need

Jersey Proud: Hillside HS football team sorts food donations for those in need

2:13
‘It’s our responsibility to tell their story.’ Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall unveiled in Wayne Township

‘It’s our responsibility to tell their story.’ Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall unveiled in Wayne Township

1:51
Officials: Train pulls down wires in Elizabeth, causing some power outages

Officials: Train pulls down wires in Elizabeth, causing some power outages

2:31
Prosecution focuses on Egyptian halal beef deal in Menendez’s bribery trial

Prosecution focuses on Egyptian halal beef deal in Menendez’s bribery trial

2:27
Advocates express concern as badly decomposed dolphin washes up in Long Branch

Advocates express concern as badly decomposed dolphin washes up in Long Branch

1:59
Route 71 bridge in Monmouth County remains closed as Memorial Day weekend approaches

Route 71 bridge in Monmouth County remains closed as Memorial Day weekend approaches

0:21
Scottie Scheffler's Louisville court date postponed after arrest during PGA Championship

Scottie Scheffler's Louisville court date postponed after arrest during PGA Championship

1:19
Red Lobster seeks bankruptcy protection days after closing dozens of restaurants

Red Lobster seeks bankruptcy protection days after closing dozens of restaurants

0:32
Prosecutors: Man charged with attempted kidnapping in Garfield; victim saved by good Samaritan

Prosecutors: Man charged with attempted kidnapping in Garfield; victim saved by good Samaritan

2:52
Sources: State police search Massapequa Park home of alleged Gilgo Beach serial killer

Sources: State police search Massapequa Park home of alleged Gilgo Beach serial killer

0:16
Police: Driver killed in Jefferson Township car crash on Route 15

Police: Driver killed in Jefferson Township car crash on Route 15

1:41
New Jersey joins Click it or Ticket seat belt campaign. Here's what you should know.

New Jersey joins Click it or Ticket seat belt campaign. Here's what you should know.

1:56
Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with traditional Chinese dragon dance

Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with traditional Chinese dragon dance

Your New Jersey Graduation Photos

Your New Jersey Graduation Photos