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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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Federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation Benefits Will Continue

New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD) Commissioner Harold  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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