Chris Christie Announces That Jersey Added 17,000 Jobs in May

Chris Christie held a press conference Thursday morning to release federal figures that show New Jersey added 17,000 jobs in May. Those jobs account for a quarter of all job growth nationwide that month and marks the biggest month-to-month job gain in the past seven years. Governor Christie is trumpeting the gain as part of the “New Jersey comeback” and—seemingly—hoping it helps his proposed tax cut gain some political momentum. [Inquirer]