NJ LT. GOVERNOR GUADAGNO TOUTS STATE’S JOB-CREATION EFFORTS
By Juliet Fletcher/The Record
May 22, 2012
Trying to counter April’s picture of rising state unemployment, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno told lawmakers Monday the administration’s job-creation efforts were aiding the New Jersey comeback touted by her boss, Gov. Christie.
Testifying before the Assembly Budget Committee on state funding for business, Guadagno said last month’s rise in state unemployment to 9.1 percent after leveling out at 9 percent in March reflects that “people have begun to look again.”
“That means they believe there are jobs for them again,” Guadagno said.
New Jersey’s efforts last year to provide innovative job-creation supported 13,000 new and 26,942 existing private-sector jobs, according to state figures.