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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 08: A 'now hiring' sign is posted outside of a Ross Dress for Less store on July 8, 2016 in San Francisco, California. According to the the U.S. Labor Department, employment growth surged with 287,000 added jobs in June. The unemployment rate inched up to 4.9% from 4.7% with an estimated 400,000 people returning to the workforce, many who had given up on job searches. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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The NJ industries losing and gaining the most workers

New Jersey's unemployment rate increased for the fifth month in a row in July to 5.2 percent. But the news was not all bad.

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Adventurous senior couple taking travel selfie at Giglio Island
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What pensions mean for unemployment

Q. I have to retire from my state job on Sept. 1, 2016 to get health benefits paid for life — an offer I can’t refuse. I’m 62 and will start collecting a small pension. Can I also collect unemployment? Dealing with cancer, I find myself in panic mode. Help!

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NJ man ordered to repay $219K in stolen unemployment benefits

Ricardo Santiago, 32, of Union City was sentenced to prison for the theft of state funds.

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Understanding the taxation of unemployment benefits

Q. In February, my employment position changed and I took a severance package. I will be applying for unemployment at the end of May. My accountant recommended, if I qualify, that I have as much tax taken out as possible. What is the maximum amount of taxes I can have deducted?

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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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Pace Of Job Growth Slows Down, 7.8 Unemployment Rate Remains Unchanged
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Claims for jobless aid reach highest level since early 2015

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since February 2015, more sobering news for the labor market after a disappointing April jobs report.

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Christie’s business tax cut dips into unemployment insurance trust fund

The state's UI Trust fund now has $1.8 billion in reserve

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Recruiters speak to attendees at a job fair in Pittsburgh
In this Wednesday, March 30, 2016, photo, recruiters speak to attendees at a job fair in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
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Hiring slowdown in April may signal caution about US economy

American employers signaled their caution about a sluggish economy by slowing their pace of hiring in April after months of robust job growth.

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Ocean County job fair offers job-interview outfits for those in need

The Mental Health Association in New Jersey has a 35 percent success rate in helping people gain employment through this event.

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New Jersey adds jobs in March, but unemployment goes up

New Jersey added 17,300 jobs in March, but the unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 4.4 percent.

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