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Louis Holliday
In this Thursday, March 3, 2016, photo, Georgia Department of Labor services specialist Louis Holliday, left, helps a woman with a job search in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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US applications for jobless aid rise, but still near lows

The Labor Department says the number of people applying for jobless aid rose 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 276,000. The less-volatile four-week average rose 3,500 to 263,250.

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Nino Alexander, Sabrina Britt, Valerie Zimmerman
In this Thursday, March 3, 2016, photo, Nino Alexander, right, and Sabrina Britt, left, interview for a job at the Georgia Department of Labor office in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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US likely to report another month of solid hiring for Feb.

The Labor Department releases February data Friday and a FactSet survey of economists forecasts that employers added a solid 195,000 jobs last month, up from the 151,000 added in January.

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In this Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, photo, a restaurant posts a sign indicating they are hiring, in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
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Applications for US jobless aid fell sharply last week

Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week in a sign of a stable job market despite the slowing global economy hitting stocks and commodities.

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Ralph Logan, James Smith
In this April 22, 2015 photo, Ralph Logan, general manager of Microtrain, speaks with James Smith who is seeking employment during a National Career Fairs job fair in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
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US employers hire at blistering pace, defying global trends

American employers added a robust 292,000 jobs in December, suggesting that the U.S. economy is so far defying global weakness and growing solidly.

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NJ’s Jobless Rate Improves

New Jersey's unemployment rate continues to show improvement. According to data from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, New Jersey's jobless rate fell to 9.3 percent for the month of February, down by 0.2 percentage points from January's rate.

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Sandy Fails to Destroy NJ’s Jobless Numbers [AUDIO]

New Jersey's unemployment rate ticked down to 9.6 percent in November, representing the third consecutive monthly decline.

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Unemployment Line
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NJ Jobless Rate Dips to 9.6 Percent

New Jersey's unemployment rate dipped by a one-tenth of a percentage point in November to 9.6 percent. It was the third straight monthly decline after having climbed to as high as 9.9 percent.

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NJ’s Unemployment Blame Game [POLL/AUDIO]

New Jersey's unemployment rate increased in August for the fifth straight month. According to state labor officials, 9.9% of New Jersey's workforce is actively seeking a job.

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NJ’s Unemployment Rate Highest in 35 Years [AUDIO]

The State Department of Labor and Workforce Development's latest unemployment figures show the rate rose in July from 9.6% to 9.8%. This marks the 38th consecutive month that the Garden State's jobless rate has been at or above 9%.

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