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NJ’s jobless rate lowest since Christie took office

New Jersey has still not recovered all of the jobs lost during the great recession, but the latest figures released Thursday by the Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development revealed the state is moving in the right direction, albeit slowly. The state added almost 5,000 jobs in September cutting the unemployment rate to its lowest level since Gov. Chris Christie first took office after being elected in November of 2009.

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Good news from NJ labor chief, bad news from Fed on employment

It's very rare for good news to come out of a hearing on the New Jersey state budget, but that's what happened Thursday when New Jersey's labor commissioner testified before the Senate Budget Committee.

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Job Fair Held For Veterans At New York's Lexington Avenue Armory
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NJ Veterans Post Highest Jobless Rate [AUDIO]

The unemployment rate among veterans was higher last year in New Jersey than any other state.

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NJ Bill Targets Employment Status Discrimination [AUDIO]

The problem may not be widespread, but a number of employers out there won't hire someone if that person is currently out of a job. This type of discrimination would become illegal with new legislation in Trenton.

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Restaurant Chain Chipotle Warns Climate Change Could Force Guacamole Off The Menu
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Summer Employment Tough for Teens and 20-Somethings [AUDIO]

Job opportunities for teens and 20-somethings are the lowest they have been in years according to a report.

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More Jobs, Lower Unemployment in NJ [AUDIO]

New federal data indicates the unemployment rate in New Jersey dropped to 7.1 percent in January, the lowest rate in more than five years.

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Job Fair
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NJ Unemployment Rate Falls

Revised federal data released Monday suggests New Jersey's unemployment rate declined more gradually last year than previously reported.

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NJ Job Seekers Experience Hostile Market [AUDIO]

Many New Jersey residents are having a tough time in the state's job market.

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Good News for Jersey’s Jobless [AUDIO]

The unemployment rate in New Jersey is 7.3 percent, but that could be heading south in 2014.

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Positive Forecast for NJ Unemployment [AUDIO]

Even amidst some recent bad news, there's a positive outlook for the future of unemployment in the state.

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