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Phil Murphy Takes Credit for Record Low Unemployment Rate Under Trump

TRENTON-Governor Phil Murphy today is reaping the rewards of a vibrant, growing Trump economy, despite his best efforts to hijack it and flush it down the drain in his own state. Even with Murphy’s best efforts to cripple workers and business in the Garden State, the Trump economy is softening the blow here.

According to Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey’s unemployment rate is 3.5%, 2 points below the national average of 3.7%.   In fact, the unemployment rate in New Jersey is now at its lowest point since 1976.

The preliminary unemployment numbers for June, released Thursday by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, show total nonfarm wage and salary employment in the state increasing by 10,200 in June to reach a seasonally adjusted level of 4,204,600. Gains were realized in both the private and public sectors of the state’s economy.

Murphy, of course, gave no credit to the President’s efforts on the national and international economic stage.

“Today, New Jersey is working for more families and more families are working,” said Governor Murphy. “Today’s news that New Jersey’s unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level in recorded history shows, clearly, that our efforts to grow our economy the right way are paying real dividends. From creating good-paying jobs to making health care more affordable and accessible to expanding access to education from pre-K through an associate’s degree, we’re focused on building an economy that works for every New Jersey family. Today, we can say confidently that New Jersey is moving in the right direction.”

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