New Jersey added 4,200 private-sector jobs in July, according to human resources and payroll company ADP.
July’s job total is just 700 less than June’s total of 4,900 jobs added.
According to the Roseland-based firm’s Regional Employment Report, the Garden State added 4,000 services jobs and 200 goods-producing positions.
Among industries, while professional and business services gained 1,000 jobs, and trade, transportation and utilities added 300, the gain of 300 positions in the natural resources/mining and construction was offset by a 100-job loss in the manufacturing industry.
New Jersey’s growth of 0.12 of a percent was greater than the gains made in neighboring New York and Pennsylvania, which saw employment grow at a 0.07 and 0.11 of a percent rate, respectively.