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N.J. State Senate President Steve Sweeney had no problem with the economy under Florio and Corzine, but now he decides to blame Christie for stifling the creation of jobs. I would have thought after Barbara what’s her names loss, Sweeney might have seen the light, but he is still reading from the playbook of talking points.
Under Jon Corzine New Jersey lost 27,200 total jobs, including 3,800 construction jobs, as of December 2007. In the month of October 2008 alone, New Jersey lost 6,000 jobs. New Jersey’s unemployment rate was at 6 percent, the highest monthly statewide rate since July 2003. The national unemployment rate was at 6.5 percent, a 14-year high.