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US Economy Adds 88K Jobs, Rate Drops To 7.6%

U.S. employers added just 88,000 jobs in March, the fewest in nine months and a sharp retreat after a period of strong hiring. The slowdown is a reminder that the job market's path back to full health will be uneven.

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NJ Jobless Rate Could Be Major Governor’s Race Issue [AUDIO]

New Jersey's jobless rate now stands at 9.3 percent, which is much higher than most other states, and if it does not start dropping significantly, it could soon become a focal point in this year's gubernatorial campaign.

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Is NJ’s Unemployment Rate Improving?

New Jersey's preliminary unemployment rate for February has fallen by two-tenths to 9.3 percent.

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Helping New Jersey Veterans Find Work [AUDIO]

New statistics from the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics show the unemployment rate for veterans - in New Jersey and across the country - dropped about two percent last year- to 9.9 percent.

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NJ Labor Commissioner Hal Wirths in Liberty State Park (Townsquare Media)
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Sandy Cleanup Providing Jobs For The Unemployed [AUDIO]

More than 700 unemployed New Jersey residents have been placed in jobs related to recovery from Superstorm Sandy, thanks to a special grant secured by the state just days after Sandy hit.

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Despite Job Gains, New Jersey’s Unemployment Rate Still High

Preliminary data shows New Jersey’s unemployment rate stayed at 9.5 percent in January, the same as the previous month, but state labor officials insist there is some very good news in the numbers.

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NJ’s 2012 Job Gains Were 66,400, Most Since 2000

The New Jersey Labor Department says the state gained 66,400 jobs in 2012, the biggest annual increase since 2000.

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New Measures Crack Down On Unemployment Fraud [AUDIO]

There's an effort underway to curb fraud in New Jersey's unemployment benefit system with a three-bill package.

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First-Time Jobless Claims Continue To Drop [AUDIO]

Claims for unemployment are dropping sharply across the country. They are also going down in New Jersey after a big jump from Sandy.

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Americans Spending Less Time Unemployed [AUDIO]

The average length of time Americans spent unemployed in January dropped by nearly three weeks, but not for the reason you may think. It is likely because many people ran out of unemployment benefits and stopped looking for work.

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