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.
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.
For the better part of two-and-half-hours today, the State Senate Labor Committee focused on unemployment benefits as members heard from officials with the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.