New Jersey added 4,200 private-sector jobs in February, according to ADP, and its percentage gain was in line with neighboring states’ results.
According to the Roseland-based human resources and payroll company, New Jersey gained about 3,000 services jobs and 1,100 goods-producing jobs for the month.
The overall growth rate of 0.12 of a percent was slightly less than New York’s 0.15 of a percent gain, and slightly ahead of Pennsylvania’s 0.1 of a percent growth, ADP said in its monthly Regional Employment Report.
Among industries, trade, transportation and utilities led the way in New Jersey, with 1,200 jobs gained. Professional and business services and natural resources/mining and construction also added 1,000 or more jobs.