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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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Christie: Unemployment insurance fund has $1 billion balance

Gov. Chris Christie says New Jersey's unemployment insurance trust fund has achieved a balance of $1 billion.

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This Wednesday, March 30, 2016, photo shows a sign designed to attract employment seekers that lines a booth for job recruiters at a Job Fair in Pittsburgh. On Tuesday, April 5, 2016, the Labor Department reports on job openings and labor turnover for February. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
This Wednesday, March 30, 2016, photo shows a sign designed to attract employment seekers that lines a booth for job recruiters at a Job Fair in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
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US hiring reaches 9-year high; job openings slip

U.S. hiring jumped to a nine-year high in February, a sign of robust business demand for new workers, while the number of open positions slipped.

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Expert: Don’t expect NJ unemployment rate to get much better

The unemployment rate now stands at 4.3 percent, but don't expect the state unemployment rate to drop much lower.

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