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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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Unemployment Up, but Trend is Positive

New Jersey's unemployment rate inched up in October to 6.6 percent, and while preliminary estimates put job losses for the month at 4,500, the overall trend in the job market is a positive one.

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Poverty on Rise in N.J.

Poverty rates in most states have stabilized, but New Jersey was one of three states that saw a jump in both the number of people living in poverty and the poverty rate in 2013.

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Bad News Continues for Long-Term Unemployed [AUDIO]

Many experts predict the unemployment rate will drop next month, but not for the reason you might expect.

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Sandy Fails to Destroy NJ’s Jobless Numbers [AUDIO]

New Jersey's unemployment rate ticked down to 9.6 percent in November, representing the third consecutive monthly decline.

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Sandy’s Effect on Jersey Jobs

The state announced a slight decrease in New Jersey's unemployment rate on Thursday, but the data was gathered before Superstorm Sandy blasted the state.

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Federal Reserve Says Economic Recovery "Frustratingly Slow" [AUDIO]

Expansion, but “frustratingly slow expansion” in the next two years.  So says the Federal Reserve in deciding to put off any new action to spur the economy.

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