Although more jobs have been created, the unemployment rate has still gone up.

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Many New Jersey residents are feeling the effects of the economy, and are finding it difficult to find jobs. When compared to other states, New Jersey has been lagging in terms of job growth. Through the years, it's become increasingly harder for recent college graduates to find work, and the current economy is not helping.

Have you been finding it difficult to get a job in New Jersey? What have your job searching experiences been like?