Construction sector leads job growth in New Jersey

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  • Total employment in New Jersey surpassed 4.0 million as employers added 4,300 new jobs during the month of April 2015.
  • Approximately 46,400 jobs have been created in the state over the course of the past year, with the biggest gains coming from the construction, education/health services and trade, transportation & utilities sectors.
  • Despite adding 2,100 jobs during April, professional/business services continued to trail other sectors. Year-over-year, 7,000 jobs have been shed by this business segment, which has historically driven demand for office space.

Source: New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development

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