- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie is hailing the state’s falling unemployment rate as a sign of his success at reforming New Jersey’s economy.

Christie highlighted the state’s 6.4 percent unemployment rate and the addition of 153,200 private sector jobs since he took office during Tuesday’s State of the State address.

The jobless rate has fallen 3.3 percentage points since a peak in 2010. But New Jersey’s jobless rate is tied for 35th highest and the state’s private-sector job growth lags that of New Jersey’s neighbors.


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