New Jersey added 3,600 private-sector jobs in March, down from February’s 4,200 job gains, according to ADP.
According to the Roseland-based human resources and payroll company, for the month of March, New Jersey gained about 3,200 service jobs and 400 goods-producing jobs.
Among industries, professional and business services led the way in the Garden State, with 900 jobs gained. Trade, transportation and utilities added 900 jobs, and manufacturing added 300.
The overall growth rate of .1 of a percent was slightly less than New York’s 0.14 of a percent gain, and equal to Pennsylvania’s 0.1 of a percent growth, ADP said in its monthly Regional Employment Report.