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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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A job fair in Philadelphia June 23.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
A job fair in Philadelphia June 23. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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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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Illinois Department of Corrections recruiter, Forrest Ashby, left, speaks to students attending The Foot in the Door Career Fair. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
Illinois Department of Corrections recruiter, Forrest Ashby, left, speaks to students attending The Foot in the Door Career Fair. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
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US jobless rate falls to 6-year low of 5.9 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. employers added 248,000 jobs in September, a burst of hiring that helped drive down the unemployment rate to 5.9 percent, the lowest since July 2008.

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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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Unemployed Casino Workers File For Unemployment
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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