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Christie: Unemployment insurance fund has $1 billion balance

Gov. Chris Christie says New Jersey's unemployment insurance trust fund has achieved a balance of $1 billion.

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States reduce unemployment benefits, NJ isn’t one of them

With the national economy continuing to improve, a growing number of states have started reducing the amount of unemployment benefits their residents can receive.

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, file photo, a military veteran, at right, talks with a veterans outreach representative about employment opportunities, at a job fair for veterans, in Pembroke Pines, Fla. On Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits the week before. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, file photo, people at a job fair for veterans, in Pembroke Pines, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
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Applications for US jobless benefits rise to still-low level

More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, though the figure remained at a low level that suggests layoffs aren't widespread.

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Florida Congresswoman Holds Job Fair In Miami
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US applications for unemployment benefits jumped last week

More Americans requested unemployment benefits last week, but the level remains near historic lows in a positive sign for the job market.

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Job Seekers Attend West Palm Beach Florida Career Fair
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Applications for US jobless aid stay near historic lows

The number of people seeking unemployment aid was unchanged last week, a sign that most businesses are reluctant to cut jobs.

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US jobless aid requests rise but still near historic lows

More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but levels remain near historic lows as employers are hesitant to let go of workers.

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US jobless aid applications fell to 42-year low last month

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid barely rose last week and the average level of applications in the past month fell to a 42-year low.

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Applications for US unemployment aid drop to 42-year low

The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell last week, matching the lowest level in 42 years, strong evidence that employers remain confident enough in the economy to hold onto their staffs.

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New Jersey jobless rate falls to 5.7 percent

Private-sector employers in New Jersey added 13,800 jobs in August and the state unemployment rate fell to 5.7 percent.

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Pace Of Job Growth Slows Down, 7.8 Unemployment Rate Remains Unchanged
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Applications for US jobless aid rise to still-low 282,000

More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but applications remain at historically near low levels in a positive sign for the U.S. economy amid a broader global slowdown.

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