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Census numbers show poverty on the rise in New Jersey

Poverty rates in most states have stabilized, but New Jersey was one of three states that saw a jump in both the number of people living in poverty and the poverty rate in 2013.

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Displaced casino workers file for unemployment at the Atlantic City Convention Center earlier this month. (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis, Getty Images)
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Unemployment rate rises a tick in New Jersey

New Jersey's unemployment rate rose a tick in August to 6.6 percent as more people looked for work and the number of people with jobs dropped slightly.

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Army veteran John Godman, right, talks to recruiters Nicole Rushton, left, and Megan Hogan, center, at a Hiring Fair For Veterans in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
Army veteran John Godman, right, talks to recruiters Nicole Rushton, left, and Megan Hogan, center, at a Hiring Fair For Veterans in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
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Jobless aid applications at lowest level in 8 years

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in eight years.

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Bad News Continues for Long-Term Unemployed [AUDIO]

Many experts predict the unemployment rate will drop next month, but not for the reason you might expect.

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Sandy Fails to Destroy NJ’s Jobless Numbers [AUDIO]

New Jersey's unemployment rate ticked down to 9.6 percent in November, representing the third consecutive monthly decline.

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NJ Jobless Rate Dips to 9.6 Percent

New Jersey's unemployment rate dipped by a one-tenth of a percentage point in November to 9.6 percent. It was the third straight monthly decline after having climbed to as high as 9.9 percent.

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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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New Jersey’s Unemployment Rate Ticks up Again

New Jersey's jobless rate hit 9.9 percent in August, according to state labor officials. Meanwhile, the state added 5,300 jobs.

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Governor Chris Christie in Asbury Park
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Christie Defends “New Jersey Comeback” [VIDEO/POLL]

Preliminary data released last week by the state Department of Labor indicated another rise in New Jersey's unemployment rate, as well as a loss of 12,000 jobs. The somber news offered Democrats in Trenton a chance to attack Governor Chris Christie's claim of a "New Jersey Comeback."

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NJ’s Unemployment Rate Highest in 35 Years [AUDIO]

The State Department of Labor and Workforce Development's latest unemployment figures show the rate rose in July from 9.6% to 9.8%. This marks the 38th consecutive month that the Garden State's jobless rate has been at or above 9%.

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