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US Jobless Claims Drop To 330,000

The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell last week to the lowest level in five years, evidence that employers are cutting fewer jobs and may step up hiring.

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Disaster Unemployment Assistance Deadline Approaching

New Jerseyans who were left unemployed due to the superstorm have until February 4 to file an application for Disaster Unemployment Insurance.

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New Jersey Private Sector Jobs Soar [AUDIO]

The good news is 30,900 private sector jobs were created last month in the Garden State. The bad news is the unemployment rate only ticked down a tenth of one percent - from 9.7 to 9.6 percent. So what's going on?

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Hal Wirths and Governor Christie
NJ Department of Labor Commissioner Hal Wirths and Governor Chris Christie announce the progress of a federal grant obtained after the superstorm. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Getting People Back to Work

Governor Chris Christie toured a restoration project in Bradley Beach today, where workers were hired through a National Emergency Grant from the federal government.

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Job Fair
Job Fair (Roberto Gonzalez, Getty Images)
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This Could Be Your Year For Employment [AUDIO]

New Jersey's unemployment rate is at 9.6 percent, but the experts say finding a job in 2013 should be easier than it was last year.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
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Hiring Advances But Slowly [AUDIO]

Job growth has been slow over the past few years. Many job seekers complain they simply cannot find work.

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Chicago Hosts Job Fair For City Jobs
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New Bump In The Road For NJ’s Long-Term Unemployed [AUDIO]

One hundred twenty thousand Garden State residents, currently collecting federal unemployment insurance benefits, could be cut off at the end of next month because the federal U-I extension program is set to expire December 31st.

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SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - NOVEMBER 01:  A man takes a picture on the boardwalk near the Casino Pier that was partially destroyed by Superstorm Sandy on November 1, 2012 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - NOVEMBER 01: A man takes a picture on the boardwalk near the Casino Pier that was partially destroyed by Superstorm Sandy on November 1, 2012 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Weekly US Jobless Claims Fall To 355K Last Week

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits last week fell by 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 355,000, a possible sign of a healing job market. But officials cautioned that the figures were distorted by Superstorm Sandy.

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Governor Chris Christie
Governor's Office/Tim Larsen
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Governor Christie Responds To Steve Sweeney’s Criticisms [AUDIO]

At the beginning of this week, State Senate President Steve Sweeney questioned Governor Christie's job creation record, suggesting he should spend more time in Jersey working on the problem instead of traveling around the country campaigning for Mitt Romney.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
Spencer Platt, Getty Images
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New Jersey’s Jobless Rate Drops Slightly [AUDIO]

Jersey's unemployment rate dropped a tenth of a percent - from 9.9 to 9.8 percent last month.

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