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In this Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, photo, a restaurant posts a sign indicating they are hiring, in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
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NJ’s ‘real’ unemployment rate is higher, but average for U.S.

New Jersey ranks 25th among the 50 states in a study, when it comes to the percentage of the workforce that is unemployed and underemployed.

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stacks of money (Tomislav Forgo, ThinkStock)
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NJ unemployment rate rises in May

New Jersey's economy lost 6,800 jobs in May and the unemployment rate ticked up to 4.9 percent from 4.4 percent in April.

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In this Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, photo, a restaurant posts a sign indicating they are hiring, in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
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NJ employment rate on the right track, says Labor commissioner

State labor commissioner says despite unemployment rate hike, the longterm trend is moving in the right direction.

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In this Thursday, March 3, 2016, photo, Georgia Department of Labor services specialist Louis Holliday, left, helps a woman with a job search in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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US applications for jobless aid rise, but still near lows

The Labor Department says the number of people applying for jobless aid rose 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 276,000. The less-volatile four-week average rose 3,500 to 263,250.

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In this Thursday, March 3, 2016, photo, Nino Alexander, right, and Sabrina Britt, left, interview for a job at the Georgia Department of Labor office in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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US likely to report another month of solid hiring for Feb.

The Labor Department releases February data Friday and a FactSet survey of economists forecasts that employers added a solid 195,000 jobs last month, up from the 151,000 added in January.

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In this Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, photo, a restaurant posts a sign indicating they are hiring, in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
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Applications for US jobless aid fell sharply last week

Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week in a sign of a stable job market despite the slowing global economy hitting stocks and commodities.

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Ralph Logan, James Smith
In this April 22, 2015 photo, Ralph Logan, general manager of Microtrain, speaks with James Smith who is seeking employment during a National Career Fairs job fair in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
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US employers hire at blistering pace, defying global trends

American employers added a robust 292,000 jobs in December, suggesting that the U.S. economy is so far defying global weakness and growing solidly.

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Despite strong job gains, NJ’s economy still struggling

New data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics shows strong job growth in New Jersey at the beginning of 2015, and for the past two years.

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Unemployment up, but trend is positive

New Jersey's unemployment rate inched up in October to 6.6 percent, and while preliminary estimates put job losses for the month at 4,500, the overall trend in the job market is a positive one.

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Jobless rate falls to 5.8 percent, so why no celebration?

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The unemployment rate no longer seems to reflect America's mood.

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