Kim Guadagno Welcomes Latest Jobs Report, Releases Online Ad: "My Job"

After new data showed 2016 was the best year for job growth in New Jersey since 2000, the Guadagno campaign released a web video highlighting the lieutenant governor's work over the past seven years to create jobs and grow the economy in New Jersey.

"My job has been to make sure that jobs stay in New Jersey, grow in New Jersey or are attracted to New Jersey," Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno says in the ad. "For me, working to keep people in their jobs or bring jobs to people who want to work, that's been my job.”

As Lt. Governor, Kim Guadagno has led and implemented the New Jersey Partnership for Action (PFA), the State’s four-pronged comprehensive economic development strategy. She chairs the Red Tape Review Commission, which has eliminated over 4,000 pages of unnecessary regulations, and oversees the Business Action Center, a “one-stop” shop for businesses helping companies to stay and grow in New Jersey. As Secretary of State, Guadagno also promotes the state's tourism industry, which has experienced 7 years of visitation growth and contributed a record $44.1 billion to the state's economy in 2016 under her leadership.

According to data released Monday from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, New Jersey added over 60,000 jobs in 2016 – the largest year of private-sector growth since 2000. In January of this year, 12,600 jobs were added and the statewide unemployment rate fell to to 4.6 percent – below the national average of 4.7 percent.

On Guadagno's watch as lieutenant governor, New Jersey has added over 313,100 private sector jobs and the unemployment rate has fallen from 9.8 percent to 4.6 percent.