N.J. Jobless Rate Fell to 4.2% In Dec

January 2005
Bond Buyer;1/24/2005, Vol. 351 Issue 32055, p2
Trade Publication
This article reports statistical figures related to unemployment rate in New Jersey. The unemployment rate in New Jersey dipped 0.2 percentage point to 4.2% in December from 4.4% in November, the state announced on Friday. The jobless rate in the state is 1.4- percentage points lower than it was in December 2003 and has been lower than the national unemployment rate for 20 straight months. Non-farm payrolls rose 3,800 to a record of 4,075,100 in December, according to preliminary estimates from the state. State administrators commitment to workforce development and their efforts to provide support for both employers and workers have shown these results.


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