From the Record:
The New York-New Jersey area added 200,500 jobs in the 12 months to November 2013, a 2.3 percent increase that was the largest 12-month jump since December 2000, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Wednesday.
The surge in the region, officially known as the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island Metropolitan Statistical Area, included a gain of 110,200 jobs in New York City – a 2.8 percent jump, according to a bureau report.
The region includes Bergen, Passaic, Hudson and Morris counties, and eight others in New Jersey, as well as one county in Pennsylvania and the remaining counties in New York state. The report does not provide job figures solely for the New Jersey counties.
A sub-sector of the metropolitan statistical area that includes Bergen, Passaic and Hudson counties as well as parts of New York City and state, increased by 2.4 percent, adding 128,500 jobs over the 12 months.
The biggest proportional increases in that sub-sector came in the leisure and hospitality sectors, which climbed 6.9 percent; education and health services, which grew by 5.1 percent; and trade transportation and utilities, which rose by 2.8 percent. A category called “other services” increased by 3.7 percent.