Healthcare accounted for nearly half of the private-sector jobs created during the past 12 months, and this job creation engine has been rolling along for years. Between 1990 and 2009, three of every five jobs created in New Jersey were in healthcare "and that’s a pretty astounding number," said Aaron Fichtner, assistant commissioner for labor planning and analysis in the state Department of Labor. "It’s safe to say healthcare has been our strongest industry in New Jersey overall," he noted. Read More