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4.012 million

June 22, 2015

Preliminary U.S. Labor Statistics show that New Jersey added another 10,000 jobs in May, bringing nonagricultural employment to 4.012 million jobs. That’s the highest its been since the Great Recession, and it’s inching closer to the high-water mark of 4.092 million jobs in 2008.

But liberal-leaning think tank New Jersey Policy Perspective points out that this is only 72 percent of the jobs lost since 2008, compared with neighboring New York (275 percent) and Pennsylvania (113 percent). Nationally, the country has regained 135 percent of jobs lost.

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