For the fourth consecutive month, New Jersey’s jobless rate has dropped.
There was positive economic news announced Friday. The unemployment rate has taken an unexpected drop, falling to a two-year low of 8.8 percent.
The Labor Department said the private sector shed 13,300 jobs last month while the public sector cut 3,000 jobs.
The latest figures show the number of unemployed New Yorkers climbed to 799,500 from 797,400 a month earlier.