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US jobless aid applications rise slightly

Slightly more Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week. But even with the modest increase, the total number of people collecting jobless aid -- pulled down steadily for months -- fell to near 15-year lows.

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New Jersey loses jobs, unemployment rate ticks up for March

New federal figures show New Jersey lost more than 6,000 jobs in March and the state's unemployment rate ticked upward to 6.5 percent.

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Job-seekers search for openings on computers provided by a Massachusetts employment service.  (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
Job-seekers search for openings on computers provided by a Massachusetts employment service. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
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Job openings surged in US in Feb. but employers were slow to hire

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. job openings surged in February to a 14-year high, yet employers filled fewer of those jobs than in the previous month.

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An Accountemps survey finds that 'job-hopping' is more acceptable by younger people. (AdamGregor, ThinkStock)
An Accountemps survey finds that 'job-hopping' is more acceptable by younger people. (AdamGregor, ThinkStock)
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‘Job-hopping’ more accepted by younger workers

A new Accountemps survey finds younger workers are more amenable to job-hopping every few years, due in part to the fact that almost 5 million new jobs have been added to the economy.  

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A job applicant, in foreground, shakes hands with recruiter during a job fair at the Hospitality Institute in Miami last month. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
A job applicant, in foreground, shakes hands with recruiter during a job fair at the Hospitality Institute in Miami last month. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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US adds 257,000 new jobs as wages increase as well

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. employers added a vigorous 257,000 jobs in January, and wages jumped by the most in six years - evidence that the job market is accelerating closer to full health.

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Mark Ahlemann, center, passes out papers during a during an employment breakfast networking session hosted by Gray Hair Management at a restaurant in Elk Grove Village, Ill. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
Mark Ahlemann, center, passes out papers during a during an employment breakfast networking session hosted by Gray Hair Management at a restaurant in Elk Grove Village, Ill. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
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US economy, though sluggish, may now be sturdier

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Out of a seemingly hollow recovery from the Great Recession, a more durable if still slow-growing U.S. economy has emerged.

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Government Coalition Debates Minimum Wage
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Study: Minimum wage hikes don’t kill jobs

A new study by the Center for Economic and Research Policy shows that job growth in states that have increased their minimum wage this year is far more robust when compared to states that did not hike the minimum wage.

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NJ Employment Holds Steady in March

There were minimal job losses in New Jersey’s private and public sectors in March, but for the most part the state’s employment situation remained flat according to new figures by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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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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