28 Aug '12, 10pm

Ahhm Chris, *tapping shoulder* NJ's unemployment is the 4th highest in the country.

Ahhm Chris, *tapping shoulder* NJ's unemployment is the 4th highest in the country.

It’s New Jersey governor/GOP darling Chris Christie’s moment tonight when he gives the keynote speech at the GOP convention in Tampa . If you’re not as familiar with Christie as I, and other Jerseyans have become over the past few years, here are five reasons to listen to what he says with a very big pinch — a fistful — of salt. 1. New Jersey Has the 4th Highest Unemployment Rate in the US Unemployment in New Jersey rose to 9.8 percent in July — its highest since 1977 — with the state losing 12,000 jobs. The previous rate was 9.6 percent; the US average is 8.3 percent . By way of comparison as Paul Krugman writes in the New York Times , New Jersey’s joblessness rate is “now significantly higher than the unemployment rate in long-suffering Michigan, which has had a true comeback thanks to the G.O.P.-opposed auto bailout.” 2. He Taketh and He Giveth Where He Wisheth In Octob...

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