New Jersey added nearly 3,600 private sector jobs in August, according to the ADP Regional Employment Report.
But the increase put the state at 27th out of 30 tracked by the Roseland-based company, which includes the District of Columbia. The 0.1 of a percent increase was just more than half the national average of 0.19.
Manufacturing saw about 300 less jobs, but, overall, the market increased, the numbers show.
However, the increase was less than the state’s six-month average, which was 4,080, the report shows.
The Northeast region that includes New York and Pennsylvania saw approximately 28,000 new jobs, with more than 12,000 in New York alone.