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Federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation Benefits Will Continue

New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD) Commissioner HaroldĀ  Wirths announced today that a continuation of federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) has been signed into law by President Barack Obama.

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Unemployment Benefits Could End Soon [AUDIO]

A safety net may be pulled out from under millions of Americans at the end of 2012, unless leaders in Washington choose to renew the program that has been keeping them afloat.

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Job Creation Programs Advance in Trenton [AUDIO]

The job creation effort laid out by Democrats in the New Jersey Assembly last week took a step forward on Tuesday.

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Unemployment Claims Drop

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid fell sharply last week as a temporary spike caused by Superstorm Sandy has faded. Weekly applications have fallen back to a level consistent with modest hiring.

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Extending Jobless Benefits Creates Jobs, Report Shows

The Congressional Budget Office says extending the current level of long-term unemployment benefits for another year would add 300,000 jobs to the economy.

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Sandy’s Effect on Jersey Jobs

The state announced a slight decrease in New Jersey's unemployment rate on Thursday, but the data was gathered before Superstorm Sandy blasted the state.

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Sandy-Related Jobless Benefits Extended

Special unemployment assistance for those who lost their jobs because of Hurricane Sandy has been extended to residents in all 21 counties.

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U.S. Unemployment Aid Applications Rise

Weekly applications for U.S. unemployment benefits jumped 46,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 388,000, the highest in four months.

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NJ State Government Actually Leads The Nation In Something Good [AUDIO]

If you have a job in the Garden State, you are paying into New Jersey's Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund. That fund is used to pay benefits to the unemployed who are eligible.

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NJ Senate Dems Blast Labor Officials Over Jobless Appeals [AUDIO]

State Senator Dick Codey is blasting the Christie Administration over a backlog for out-of-work New Jerseyans appealing the denial of unemployment benefits. They say for some the wait can be up to six months.

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