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Applications for US unemployment rise by 12,000

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits increased last week after falling sharply two weeks ago. Despite the rise, the level of applications remains near pre-recession levels, a sign that hiring will likely remain healthy.

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Stocking the shelves at Wal-Mart, which says it plans to hire 60,000 temporary holiday workers for the crucial holiday season in 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
Stocking the shelves at Wal-Mart, which says it plans to hire 60,000 temporary holiday workers for the crucial holiday season in 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
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Brighter economy driving up holiday hiring plans

NEW YORK (AP) -- UPS will hire up to 95,000. Kohl's plans to take on 67,000 and FedEx 50,000. Wal-Mart will add 60,000.

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Better-paying jobs rising in US, but less so in NJ

The U.S. has seen some improvement in middle-class job creation for the kind of positions that do not involve answering phones or flipping hamburgers. But New Jersey's mid-wage job creation remains slow.

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Recruiter Christina O, left, with New Western Acquisitions, meets with employment seekers during a job fair in Philadelphia in June.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Recruiter Christina O, left, with New Western Acquisitions, meets with employment seekers during a job fair in Philadelphia in June. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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Unemployment applications remain at a still-low 302,000

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Slightly more Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, but the total number receiving aid remained at its lowest level in more than seven years.

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People wait in line to meet with recruiters during a job fair in Philadelphia. The Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
People wait in line to meet with recruiters during a job fair in Philadelphia. The Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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Yellen: Job market makes Fed hesitant on rate hike

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the Great Recession complicated the Fed's ability to assess the U.S. job market and made it harder to determine when to adjust interest rates.

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People wait in line to meet with recruiters during a job fair in Philadelphia. The Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
People wait in line to meet with recruiters during a job fair in Philadelphia. The Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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Applications for US unemployment aid fall to 298K

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving.

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NJ’s top jobs pay more than the national average

The top jobs in the Garden State all have a few things in common - they pay above the national average and they're in the fastest growing fields.

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NJ’s unemployment rate falls in July

July was a good month for hiring in New Jersey, although the pace of hiring is still slower.

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Have you ever lied on a resume?

The job market today is extremely competitive, and some people are taking drastic measures to ensure they lock in a job.

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In this June 23, 2014 photo, job seekers wait in line to meet with recruiters during a job fair in Philadelphia. The government issues the July jobs report on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
In this June 23, 2014 photo, job seekers wait in line to meet with recruiters during a job fair in Philadelphia. The government issues the July jobs report on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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US job growth eases but tops 200K for a 6th month

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A sixth straight month of solid 200,000-plus job growth in July reinforced growing evidence that the U.S. economy is accelerating after five years of sluggish expansion.

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