New Jersey Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.3 Percent in July, Below National Rate

15Aug - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

Garden State Employment Levels Unchanged

TRENTON NJ (STL.News) – New Jersey’s unemployment rate, which set a record low of 3.5 percent for June, fell another 0.2 percentage point in July to 3.3 percent, the lowest monthly rate since statewide records began in 1976 and 0.4 percentage point below the national rate of 3.7 percent, according to preliminary estimates produced by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment levels were essentially unchanged over the month, as total non-farm wage and salary employment in the state decreased by 500 in July to a seasonally adjusted level of 4,202,000.

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