Unfortunately the most recent data published by the Department of Labor and Workforce in New Jersey doesn't exactly paint a pretty picture for the continued economic recovery in the Garden State. While the year to year percentage change is up (a glimmer of hope) the month to month decline is a bit more discouraging. As you can see from the graphic below, all sectors except are down except two. Mining is flat (not exactly a big employer in NJ, is it?) and Business and Professional services are up (because of all the work New Jersey employment attorneys are getting?). Perhaps employemnt (or lack of) is something that Governor Christie needs to attend to more before emabarking on a White House run.