17,500 jobs … poof

From the Star Ledger:

N.J. lost 17,500 jobs in March

New Jersey employers cut 19,100 private-sector jobs in March, while at the same time the unemployment rate fell to 4.2 percent, according to the latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released Thursday.

Those private-sector job losses were offset by 1,600 new public-sector jobs the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development said are housed in local government.

In total, the state shed 17,500 jobs.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics also adjusted its February estimates down by 1,700 jobs, resulting in a revised total of 10,900 jobs added. The jobless rate for that month was changed from 4.4 percent to 4.5 percent.

The bureau set the March rate at 4.2 percent, three notches below the national unemployment rate of 4.5 percent.

In March, New Jersey lost 6,300 jobs in leisure and hospitality; 5,000 in professional and business services; 4,300 in trade, transportation and utilities; 2,800 in constructions; 1,200 in other services; and 300 in financial activities. Manufacturing and information employers each added 300 jobs, while education and health services added 200.

Public-sector employers created 1,600 jobs.

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64 Responses to 17,500 jobs … poof

  1. Mike says:

    Good Morning New Jersey

  2. Grab them by the puzzy says:

    “Response to 17,500 jobs … poof”

    they are hiring innth the south. dream jobs with no benefits, no healthcare, no pension, no union, no regulation, no minimum wage, no workers comp, no 401k, no overtime

    only somalia and brazil are more attractive than that

  3. Grab them by the puzzy says:

    @DavidChalian

    Trump on healthcare:

    The plan gets
    better
    and better
    and better
    and
    it’s gotten
    really
    really
    good and a lot of people are liking it
    a lot.

  4. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Funny, I was going to post this morning that I’m seeing anecdotal evidence of the job market heating up. Been seeing now hiring signs at bunch of places. Haven’t seen it in a decade. Just this morning, the bottle king on rt 23 has about 30 signs lined up saying “now hiring.” They must be pretty desperate for workers to be spending that much on trying to get the message out. I know they are low level jobs, but it starts from the bottom and works its way up.

  5. Now Spanky, be reasonable says:

    Can’t wait to start my new career at Bottle King.

  6. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Those were 17,500 guys who left the state because they realized there would never be enough wage inflation for them to ever afford a house on a busy highway like Pumpskin’s shack.

  7. Grab them by the Michelle puzzy says:

    Stop it! Stop it, Barry! Keep your skinny fingers out of my cootch. Why don’t you go out back and smoke some more cigarettes?

  8. Grab them by the Michelle puzzy says:

    When you work at a mall…

    Been seeing now hiring signs at bunch of places.

  9. Grab them by the Michelle puzzy says:

    excerpt from courtroom testimony at Pumpskin’s divorce trial

    I know they are low level jobs, but it starts from the bottom and works its way up.

  10. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Lib, check this. This guy has not been a cheerleader either.

    “The state’s Labor Department said the more than 190,000 people who reported being out of work in March was the lowest since July 2007 and the jobless rate is the lowest since May of that year.

    “New Jersey’s economic recovery continues, with a 10-year low unemployment rate that is better than the national average and a record number of employed New Jerseyans,” the state’s chief economist, James Wooster, said in a statement.

    On the job losses, he said “on a month-to-month basis, the payroll employment numbers often demonstrate a certain instability, especially for the initial estimates. However, the overall trend of growth and recovery shows no real sign of abating.””

  11. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Pardon me, sorry, haven’t seen help wanted signs going all out trying to attract workers in maybe 20 years. That says something.

    Grab them by the Michelle puzzy says:
    April 21, 2017 at 8:19 am
    When you work at a mall…

    Been seeing now hiring signs at bunch of places.

  12. Grab them by the Michelle puzzy says:

    Barry! No black deliveries at the rear entrance! I’ve been telling you since 1985, which word don’t you understand?

  13. Grab them by the Michelle puzzy says:

    Apply. If you don’t ask, the answer is always “no”.

    Pardon me, sorry, haven’t seen help wanted signs going all out trying to attract workers in maybe 20 years. That says something.

  14. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    I heard pumps is trying to find out when they’ll next be re-paving his highway out front. He’s going to try and sell during the week there is no double yellow down out front.

    HahahahahahahaHAHAHA!

  15. 3b says:

    Pumps You are grasping here. First your seeing signs of hiring at bottle king no less. Then you quote the other article it’s only month to month change etc. However February was revised down as well. So you just explain it all away. You could at least acknowledge that the loss of 17k jobs is concerning. And no mention of the increase in public sector jobs ironically enough. And where is your wage inflation in this scenario? At bottle king?

  16. xolepa says:

    As an aside to the Jobs discussion, many towns here in Hunterdon county don’t encourage job creation. Reason: Economics, well close. Taxes, more precisely. Under a state fair-housing formula, for every X jobs created within a town Y low-income housing units must be set aside. Typical ratio was 4:1. The towns are then forced to give-in to the ‘Builders Remedy’ essentially bringing unwanted residential development. With increased development comes more services, schools and of course, taxes. The towns here have had enough of it.

  17. Ottoman says:

    You spelled “anal data” wrong

    The Great Pumpkin says:
    April 21, 2017 at 7:43 am
    …I’m seeing anecdotal evidenc…

  18. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    3b – You realize that Pumps only lives 15 or 20 towns away from the Lincoln tunnel right? That’s exactly where everyone wants to raise their kids on a busy street and pay high taxes because it is the cost of society and wage inflation will pay for it all.

  19. Fast Eddie says:

    Moana,

    they are hiring innth the south. dream jobs with no benefits, no healthcare, no pension, no union, no regulation, no minimum wage, no workers comp, no 401k, no overtime

    This is your Obama economy. This is the one your administration touted as economic success… a part time job at Pet Barn followed by 10 hours per week doing pick/pack work through the temp agency. There was nothing to inspire, create, innovate or motivate. He was a pessimist that talked, finger-pointed and did nothing. Your guy perpetrated a Twinkie attitude and a society of chubby do-things snoring on the couch after consuming too many b0ng hits.

  20. Fast Eddie says:

    Ottoman,

    Are you as angry and dumb as you appear to be?

  21. D-FENS says:

    Christ even otto and anon think you’re a dunce Michael. Give it up.

  22. 3b says:

    Pumps Goldman Sachs or other companies in other fields are not posting help wanted signs in their window like bottle king. Shop rite by me is hiring as well should I be cheering ? Now explain it to me. Is this how it starts at the bottom? Bottle king and shop rite and others at the low end start hiring and then it spreads all the way up to Goldman Sachs in Jersey city and other big companies and then everyone goes out and buys a house in north Jersey?

  23. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    xolepa – One of my sisters lives in Ringoes, since 2002 (new construction, I’m sure you can figure out approximately where). I’m quite surprised that it has stayed relatively stable and nice.

  24. Steamy Cankles Foundation says:

    I saw a help wanted sign at the Bloomfield Dunkin’ Donuts on Broad and Bay Street. Which is odd, since I know the owner likes to hire the formerly incarcerated. Maybe less people are being released? Worst Dunkin’ for service ever. The Indians and Filipinos in most every other Dunkin’ make just as many mistakes, but at least they do it quickly.

  25. xolepa says:

    Mr. Original, if the Ringoes house is in the township of East Amwell, it should. Most of the town now has minimum 15 acre zoning.

  26. 3b says:

    31 percent of all millennial s 18 to 34 live at home. Of that number 35 percent are men. Just saying.

  27. 3b says:

    Ny nj and Conn have some of the highest rates of millennials living at home.

  28. Steamy Cankles Foundation says:

    “31 percent of all millennial s 18 to 34 live at home. Of that number 35 percent are men. Just saying.”

    The other 69 percent are heroine addicts.

  29. Blue Ribbon Teacher says:

    Speaking of Dunkin Donuts on Bloomfield, a part of me died when the Short Stop Diner converted to a Dunkin Donuts. I miss the eggs in a skillet.

  30. 3b says:

    The others are heroin addicts employed at bottle king!

  31. D-FENS says:

    Generation X vs Millenial Berkley Antifa rioters….

    https://twitter.com/PeckPolitics/status/853414774675300353

  32. Steamy Cankles Foundation says:

    That is a truly terrible DD. Nevada Diner is OK if you order the right things. Best thing that has happened to Bloomfield is the Tacos Los Gueros. A Captain Cheapo 5-star recommendation.

  33. Fast Eddie says:

    Stu,

    Is that a picture of Moana?

  34. Steamy Cankles Foundation says:

    Nope. Here are Moana’s parents.

    https://tinyurl.com/Moana-parents

  35. Steamy Cankles Foundation says:

    That last one made me laugh, even though I posted it.

  36. Fast Eddie says:

    Lol!

  37. Steamy Cankles Foundation says:

    Saw the progressives are all going gaga over Sessions calling Hawaii an island in the Pacific. I don’t even see the issue here. And once again, the race card appears in the comments.

    “Let’s be honest. It’s not about islands in the Pacific, it’s about a state where white Americans are not in the majority.”

    Now that’s a heck of a jump in logic. Fake news anyone? The Dems are so hopelessly lost and completely unhinged. I think they all need a nice long vacation in Disney Hawaii. It seemed to work wonders for Moana.

    Then I catch another thread where the hardcore Dems are mad at Bernie for continuing to be in the fray. Sadly, until the left realizes that Bernie was a millennial magnet and Hillary was like kryptonite, we’ll have more of the same. The question is…will they ever get it? I’m thinking not!

  38. Bystander says:

    “I know they are low level jobs, but it starts from the bottom and works its way up.”

    When you wonder why people constantly reconfirm your stupidity, please remember this sentence. You are stating a help wanted sign at bottle king shows wage inflation is coming. Mr. Economist?..or should I say Mr “Cut and Paste” Economist.

  39. The Great Pumpkin says:

    I have been seeing help wanted signs all over the place. I only brought up Bottle King because on my morning commute today, I saw all the signs posted on the lawn of bottle king. I guess this must be all for show and has nothing to do with the fact that they can’t find workers. I mean why take the time and money to put over 30 signs in the lawn if you have people lining up to work for you.

    3b says:
    April 21, 2017 at 8:39 am
    Pumps You are grasping here. First your seeing signs of hiring at bottle king no less. Then you quote the other article it’s only month to month change etc. However February was revised down as well. So you just explain it all away. You could at least acknowledge that the loss of 17k jobs is concerning. And no mention of the increase in public sector jobs ironically enough. And where is your wage inflation in this scenario? At bottle king?

  40. The Great Pumpkin says:

    If you can’t understand it, I can’t help you. Laugh at me like everyone did in 2012/13 when I was making my calls. Maybe this time you will be right, and I will be wrong.

    Bystander says:
    April 21, 2017 at 10:42 am
    “I know they are low level jobs, but it starts from the bottom and works its way up.”

    When you wonder why people constantly reconfirm your stupidity, please remember this sentence. You are stating a help wanted sign at bottle king shows wage inflation is coming. Mr. Economist?..or should I say Mr “Cut and Paste” Economist.

  41. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Yes, it starts at the bottom. Giving these people jobs and more buying power is not a good thing? It hurts the economy? The important point to understand here is that it forces employers to raise the salary of the people at the bottom in order to attract them which has a domino effect on the rest of the labor market as it raises all.

    3b says:
    April 21, 2017 at 8:49 am
    Pumps Goldman Sachs or other companies in other fields are not posting help wanted signs in their window like bottle king. Shop rite by me is hiring as well should I be cheering ? Now explain it to me. Is this how it starts at the bottom? Bottle king and shop rite and others at the low end start hiring and then it spreads all the way up to Goldman Sachs in Jersey city and other big companies and then everyone goes out and buys a house in north Jersey?

  42. The Great Pumpkin says:

    And remember…..we are in the beginning stages. Going to take years to really heat up. I think euphoria kicks in around 2020, that’s when all these trends coming together in the labor market and economy between 2016-19 begin to really kick in……and yes there will be correction coming in the stock market. It will be a pure buying opportunity due to the demographic fundamentals at play that are bringing us this boom.

  43. 3b says:

    Pumps. You are not getting out of this one. Your bottle king comment is one of the most dumbest and desperate comments if not the most desperate comment you have ever made.

  44. 3b says:

    Pumps years to heat up? 2020? That’s only two plus years! Start at bottle King now and be at Goldman or Merrill or some other good job in only two plus years! Desperation indeed!!

  45. The Great Pumpkin says:

    3b, you seem like ottoman when it comes to economics. Dogging on somebody when you don’t know what you are talking about.

    3b says:
    April 21, 2017 at 11:29 am
    Pumps years to heat up? 2020? That’s only two plus years! Start at bottle King now and be at Goldman or Merrill or some other good job in only two plus years! Desperation indeed!!

  46. Grab them by the puzzy says:

    @MMFlint

    Tonight, the Tribeca Film Festival will present a special screening of Bowling for Columbine on the 18th anniversary of the tragedy.

  47. Grab them by the puzzy says:

    @GuardianUS

    Michael Moore:
    ‘Ignorance leads to fear,
    fear leads to hate.
    Trump knew that’

  48. 3b says:

    Pumps don’t go hating on Otto in a desperate attempt to deflect. I know more about economics than you will ever know . Worked with the best of the best. Have my mba and all the rest. You used bottle king hiring and other local retailers as a sign that the economy is improving and to support your asinine positions. You didn’t even acknowledge the loss in jobs as a setback. You simply dismissed it. Bottle King!! Seriously!! And you are offended when you are called on it!!??

  49. Fast Eddie says:

    ‘Ignorance leads to fear,
    fear leads to hate.

    Isn’t that what the “Hope and Change” bullsh1t was all about?

  50. The Great Pumpkin says:

    If you understand economics, then show me. I’m not trying to be rude, but to state that you understand economics and then ignore signs of strength in the labor market in our state doesn’t make much sense to me. Then you go off about the loss of 17,000 jobs and accuse me of ignoring it because it goes against my position. Well is the Chief economist in our state ignoring it too? This is from the same exact article grim posted…..and don’t accuse Wooster of being a cheerleader. He has never done that.

    “The state’s Labor Department said the more than 190,000 people who reported being out of work in March was the lowest since July 2007 and the jobless rate is the lowest since May of that year.

    “New Jersey’s economic recovery continues, with a 10-year low unemployment rate that is better than the national average and a record number of employed New Jerseyans,” the state’s chief economist, James Wooster, said in a statement.

    On the job losses, he said “on a month-to-month basis, the payroll employment numbers often demonstrate a certain instability, especially for the initial estimates. However, the overall trend of growth and recovery shows no real sign of abating.””

    3b says:
    April 21, 2017 at 12:43 pm
    Pumps don’t go hating on Otto in a desperate attempt to deflect. I know more about economics than you will ever know . Worked with the best of the best. Have my mba and all the rest. You used bottle king hiring and other local retailers as a sign that the economy is improving and to support your asinine positions.

  51. chicagofinance says:

    Comeuppance (clot Edition):
    Up to 30 Manchester United fans are feared dead after a falling power cable electrocuted them as they watched the Red Devils in action last night.

    Dozens more are feared injured after the wire crashed into the supporters during United’s 2-1 win over Belgians Anderlecht in the Europa League.

    Police confirmed at least seven were killed but officials fear the toll could be far higher after the tragedy in Nigeria.

    Ten more were confirmed to be critically injured.

    The club this morning tweeted: “Our thoughts go out to the United fans, their friends and families affected by the tragedy in Calabar, Nigeria, yesterday.”

    Journalists at the scene reported the death toll is likely to rise further.

    While local Ukeme Joseph estimated at least 20 people had died after the wire collapsed onto the Calabar viewing center where many Nigerians flock to watch Premier League teams.

    As many as 80 supporters are believed to have been crammed inside the building.

    State governor Ben Ayade, said: “It was heart-wrenching that the lives of the young men were lost through electrocution.”

    One local described how a transformer near the center exploded sending the cable crashing down onto the fans.

    The Manchester Evening News reported one witness as saying: “It happened during the match between Manchester United and Anderlecht.

    “I heard a deafening bang. I rushed out to see what was happening.

    “When I turned back to go inside the viewing center, I saw a cable coming down on the center and this electrocuted the viewers in the hall.

    “It was a horrible sight to behold. I wish I didn’t come out to watch the match. Come to think of it, I have DStv at home but I enjoy watching matches at viewing centers.

    “I could have been dead. I can’t believe that the people I was chatting and joking with a few minutes ago are all gone in a most anguishing way. This world is vain.”

  52. chicagofinance says:

    If so, then people should relocate for the opportunity……

    Grab them by the puzzy says:
    April 21, 2017 at 7:36 am
    “Response to 17,500 jobs … poof”

    they are hiring innth the south. dream jobs with no benefits, no healthcare, no pension, no union, no regulation, no minimum wage, no workers comp, no 401k, no overtime

    only somalia and brazil are more attractive than that

  53. chicagofinance says:

    Plenty of college grads with no real world experience desperate for work……better than Starbucks’ store discount….you become everyone’s go-to friend…..

  54. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Is he making this up? Record number of employed New Jerseyans and you are acting like the sky is falling. Give nj some time, I can’t say that enough. And vote for murphy since he has the vision and knowledge to manage this transition of our economy to a new/modern tech hub.

    ““New Jersey’s economic recovery continues, with a 10-year low unemployment rate that is better than the national average and a record number of employed New Jerseyans,” the state’s chief economist, James Wooster, said in a statement.”

  55. chicagofinance says:

    I am sure this has been done……but on the off-chance…..
    https://youtu.be/qOfkpu6749w?t=30s

    The Original NJ ExPat says:
    April 21, 2017 at 8:36 am
    I heard pumps is trying to find out when they’ll next be re-paving his highway out front. He’s going to try and sell during the week there is no double yellow down out front.

    HahahahahahahaHAHAHA!

  56. The Great Pumpkin says:

    It’s funny, when nj was lagging in unemployment from the rest of the nation, you were quick to write off nj. Now that our unemployment rate is better than the national avg, you ignore it.

  57. chicagofinance says:
  58. 3b says:

    Pumps I ignored nothing. Jobs lost in nj last month lost not gained and in February! Your response. Bottle King hiring. I rest my case.

  59. Grab them by the puzzy says:

    you are lucky to have worked with Paul Krugman

    3b says:
    April 21, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    I know more about economics than you will ever know . Worked with the best of the best

  60. Blue Ribbon Teacher says:

    you are lucky to have worked with Paul Krugman

    Krugman is that creepy professor that married his post-doc.

  61. Grab them by the puzzy says:

    @TheEconomist

    Bill O’Reilly
    was television’s most successful purveyor of fake news
    long before there was a name for it

  62. Tywin says:

    The “mainstream” media: CBS News anchor vacationing with Obama on a yacht in Tahiti…

    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/263095

    “Gayle King’s serious CBS colleagues had a lot to say about her recent yacht jaunt with former first couple Barack and Michelle Obama in Tahiti, and it wasn’t positive. The ‘Capital J’ journalists are pissed and raving mad that she was on a yacht with the Obamas over the weekend. The old-school people were talking about it. She shouldn’t be doing that. She’s an anchor of a news program that covers the White House. You’re held to a different standard. It’s one thing to be friendly. It’s another thing to go vacationing on a yacht,” a source told us of the backlash at CBS.”

  63. Joe says:

    Thank God that Obama’s and Hillary’s new energy jobs will more than make up for all these lost NJ jobs! I see those energy jobs just popping up, everywhere.

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