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Senators Strike Bipartisan Jobless Benefits Deal

Chalk up one partisan election-year battle that senators seem likely to resolve when they return from recess later this month — the fight over renewing expired benefits for the long-term unemployed.

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Senate Vote Advances Jobless Benefits Bill

Legislation to renew jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed has cleared an initial Senate hurdle, but the bill's fate remains in doubt as President Obama offers his support for the extension.

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Hope for NJ’s Long-Term Unemployed [AUDIO]

Approximately 79,000 New Jersey residents who had been collecting long-term unemployment benefits have now been cut off, because the federal emergency jobless program has run out of money.

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Are 26 Weeks of Unemployment Benefits Enough? [POLL]

Today, horror stories abound as to how many people have been out of work for extended periods of time.

A year at a clip, perhaps more.

Now add to that the fact that extended federal unemployment benefits have just run out for thousands around the state

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Unemployment Benefits End for 1 Million in US

Holiday cheer may be a little harder to come by in more than a million American households starting today.

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79K Lose Extended Jobless Benefits in NJ

New Jersey will be hard hit when federal emergency jobless benefits end this weekend nationwide.

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Unemployment Rates Drops To 7.4 Percent
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Jobless Claims Fall, But Hiring Lags

Americans who have a job may take comfort in knowing that companies are laying off fewer people than at any time since before the Great Recession.

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NJ Senators Aim to Ensure Prisoners Don’t Collect Unemployment [AUDIO]

Late last month, State Comptroller Matt Boxer released an audit that identified more than $23 million in benefit payments made to or on behalf of prison inmates who did not appear to be entitled to such payments.

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NJ Inmates Get Millions They Don’t Deserve, Comptroller Says

New Jersey spent millions of dollars to provide unemployment benefits, Medicaid coverage and food assistance to people who didn’t qualify for that government help because they were in prison at the time. That’s the key finding in a blistering new audit released this morning by the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC).

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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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