New Jersey witnessed economic growth in July, with a total of 5,700 jobs added to the state's labor force. July also saw the state gain 8,500 private sector jobs, according to The Star Ledger.
Many industries played a pivotal role in adding to the number of jobs in the state, according to the source. While manufacturing accounted for 100 of the newly added jobs in July, the professional and business services contributed a significant portion of New Jersey's July numbers.
"Private payrolls have grown at a rate nearly equal to the rapid pace seen in the early months of 2012 and 2013. These gains show that we are putting last winter into the rearview mirror," said Charles Steindel, Chief Economist of the New Jersey Department of the Treasury, according to The Star Ledger.
July numbers led New Jersey's unemployment rate to drop a small percentage, to 6.5 percent, according to SF Gate. Construction and financial activities also saw strong showings in July, the source reported. This information was derived from the state's labor department and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which tabulated the number of new workers who entered the workforce.
Manufacturing recruiters will find a welcoming private sector economy in New Jersey.