New Jersey Had Largest Job Gains in Fifteen Years: Education and Health Services Took the Lead

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  • COW_New Jersey_Feb_1_2016After adding less than 30,000 jobs in 2014, an uptick in hiring led to 64,500 private sector jobs being added in New Jersey during 2015. This represented the largest yearly gain since 78,400 jobs were created in 2000.
  • Education and health services led all business sectors by adding 16,200 new jobs, followed by trade, transportation and utilities with 11,200 jobs.
  • Professional/business services, which is among the key drivers of office demand, emerged from the red in 2015 with 6,000 new jobs.
  • Further gains in this cornerstone sector will be needed to accelerate the office market’s recovery.Source: New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development


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