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Money in hand
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Measuring the Health of Wealth in NJ [AUDIO]

New Jersey isn't the place to live if you want to be rolling in the dough.

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Sleeping Teenager
Flickr User Dan DeLuca
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15 Percent of U.S. Youth Out of School and Work [AUDIO]

It's a disturbing statistic. Nearly 6 million young people between the ages of 16 and 24 are not in school or working, according to a new report by the Opportunity Nation coalition.

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US Unemployment Aid Applications Drop To 358,000

Applications for US unemployment benefits dropped 15,000 to a seasonally adjusted 358,000 last week, though the figure was distorted for the second straight week by California's efforts to clear backlogged claims.

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Unemployment Line
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Despite Recovery, More Now Consider Themselves ‘Lower Class’ [AUDIO]

As the economy continues its slow recovery, more people than ever now believe they evolved into the "lower class."

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Job Fair
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Part-Time Jobs Dominate Private Sector Hiring [AUDIO]

Unemployment is slowly picking up pace in the country, however three-quarters of 2013's new jobs are part-time.

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US Employers Add 162K Jobs

U.S. employers added 162,000 jobs in July, a modest increase and the fewest since March. The gain was still enough to help lower the unemployment rate to a 4 1/2-year low of 7.4 percent, a hopeful sign in an otherwise lackluster report.

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Unemployment Line
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Five of Nine NJ Sectors Add Jobs in June [AUDIO]

Employers in New Jersey added 4,600 jobs in June, but the unemployment rate still increased slightly, ending four consecutive months of improvement.

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Long-term Jersey Jobless Hurt By Washington Dysfunction [AUDIO]

Automatic federal spending cuts brought about as a result of sequestration are trickling down to those who have been out of work for awhile.

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Unemployment Line
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New Employment Figures Leave NJ Residents Puzzled [AUDIO]

The national unemployment rate now stands at 7.6 percent, but the Bureau of Labor Statistics also reports the official employment rate, which represents the percentage of adults who have a job, is holding steady at 58.6 percent.

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Jobs
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US Unemployment Benefit Applications Fall To 343K

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 343,000 last week, a sign that layoffs remain low and companies are adding a modest number of jobs.

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