Chris Christie: New Jersey Created 25 Percent Of Nation’s Jobs In May

New Jersey’s Republican Gov. Chris Christie took to his Twitter account on Thursday where he tweeted that there was a silver lining in May’s gloomy jobs report – at least, for the Garden State. The Governor says that his state added 17,600 private sector jobs and accounted for 25 percent of the nation’s job growth.

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Tagging each post with the hashtag, “Jersey Comeback,” Christie crowed about his state’s jobs creation record in May. Christie tweeted that his state added over 84,000 jobs since he took office and last month’s bump is the biggest for the state in the last seven years:

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, New Jersey’s unemployment rate increased to 9.1 percent in April after holding steady at 9.0 percent from January through March.

The BLS jobs report from May drove the nation’s unemployment rate up from 8.1 to 8.2 percent. That report also sharply revised the previous jobs reports from April and March downward.

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