NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says that New Jersey's unemployment remained the same in June compared to the last two months.

He announced Thursday that the state added 10,600 jobs in June and the unemployment rate remained at 4.1 percent. That's the same as May and April.

The Republican praised the unemployment rate as lower than the national level of 4.4 percent.

Christie is term-limited and leaves office in January. He took over the state in midst of the recession in 2010 when the state's unemployment rate was nearly 10 percent.