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NJ’s ‘real’ unemployment rate is higher, but average for U.S.

New Jersey ranks 25th among the 50 states in a study, when it comes to the percentage of the workforce that is unemployed and underemployed.

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New Jersey Has Passed The $15 Minimum Wage

We discussed this a couple of weeks ago: the bill that would raise the current minimum wage ($8.38) to $15 an hour.

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Expert: Don’t expect NJ unemployment rate to get much better

The unemployment rate now stands at 4.3 percent, but don't expect the state unemployment rate to drop much lower.

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Is your financial situation improving? For many in NJ, answer is ‘no’

Only a quarter believe the coming year will bring about improvement in their finances, and 20 percent say they actually lost ground in 2015, FDU poll finds.

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New Jersey municipalities focus on downtown development

Downtowns in New Jersey continue a resurgence that has been spurred partly by changing tastes, but also driven by economic reality.

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Photo by Justin Louis
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The Brick Gas Wars

Locals know where the best gas prices are. The conventional wisdom is that the gas stations right off of major highways are going to be higher than others. But drivers in Brick have gotten a pleasant surprise lately as two centrally located fuel stops are battling it out.

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Joe Raedle - Getty Images
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A Major Change Coming To Ocean County Restaurant

Tipping is a debate that we've had a number of times right here on WOBM.com. With a range of opinions and some strong feelings, it's a topic that people tend to feel strongly about. But soon, in at least one Ocean County eatery, it won't be an issue at all.

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Layoff notice (Stephen Vanhorn, ThinkStock)
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Bad news for NJ job-hunters

There's economy is still recovering — but the slowing pace of recovery could make New Jersey residents and businesses cautious.

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What will New Jersey’s economy look like 30 years from now?

New Jersey’s economic growth will lag the nation for quite a while, but a full rebound from the recession is coming soon, according to a brand new economic forecast.

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Class of 2015 set to brave a challenging job market

As college graduation ceremonies play out across the country over the next couple weeks, a brand new group of young adults will head into the real world, hoping to cash in on the recovering economic conditions.

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