New Jersey will release the latest monthly unemployment news today.
Jobs numbers for July will show whether the state is continuing to gain job-seekers at a greater rate than it’s gaining jobs.
The unemployment rate jumped to 9.6 percent in June even though the state added 9,900 jobs.
The state’s persistently high unemployment rate has caused Democrats to question whether Gov. Chris Christie’s so-called “Jersey Comeback” is actually moving forward.
His supporters say the job creation shows it is.
Democratic leaders say he’s overstating how well the state is doing, and that the state should be cautious about enacting the tax cuts he wants.