N.J. unemployment rate rose to 4.1% in March ’19

MORRISTOWN, N.J. – The U.S. as a whole added 196,000 jobs in March 2019.

However, the Garden State’s paltry 4,400 new private sector jobs created in March wasn’t enough to stop the state’s unemployment from rising by 0.1% to 4.1%. That’s according to the latest jobs data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


“A growing workforce and more private sector jobs are both positives, but the lack of consistent and substantial growth in either of those categories means that New Jersey is struggling to gain traction,” said Regina M. Egea, president of the Garden State Initiative (GSI) which analyzed the new numbers.

The state job market has yet to recover from the Great Recession of 2008.

New Jersey’s overall labor work force is STILL smaller than what it was 13-years ago, back in 2006.