Byline: Michael L. Diamond
Jul. 16--New Jersey added 12,000 jobs in June, but the unemployment rate edged up slightly, to 5.7 percent from 5.6 percent in May, the state Labor Department reported yesterday.
The gain was positive news for job seekers, but the health of the economy remains unclear. Workers said they still face a competitive employment market.
"Most of the (employers) are asking for experience, and it's something I don't have enough of," said William Forero, 43, of Tinton Falls, who has sent out more than 200 resumes for a mechanical engineering job, but "I'm very positive, and I'm going to find something. At this point all I'm doing is …