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Fewer Seek US Jobless Aid as Storm Distorts Data

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid remained elevated for a second straight week because Superstorm Sandy forced many people to seek temporary benefits.

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SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - NOVEMBER 01:  A man takes a picture on the boardwalk near the Casino Pier that was partially destroyed by Superstorm Sandy on November 1, 2012 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - NOVEMBER 01: A man takes a picture on the boardwalk near the Casino Pier that was partially destroyed by Superstorm Sandy on November 1, 2012 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Weekly US Jobless Claims Fall To 355K Last Week

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits last week fell by 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 355,000, a possible sign of a healing job market. But officials cautioned that the figures were distorted by Superstorm Sandy.

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Governor Christie Responds To Steve Sweeney’s Criticisms [AUDIO]

At the beginning of this week, State Senate President Steve Sweeney questioned Governor Christie's job creation record, suggesting he should spend more time in Jersey working on the problem instead of traveling around the country campaigning for Mitt Romney.

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New Jersey’s Jobless Rate Drops Slightly [AUDIO]

Jersey's unemployment rate dropped a tenth of a percent - from 9.9 to 9.8 percent last month.

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NJ Monthly Jobless Rate At 9.8% For September

New Jersey's unemployment rate was 9.8 percent in September.

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NJ Unemployment Rate Shrinks Slightly

New Jersey's unemployment rate inched down to 9.8 percent in September, even as the state shed 1,200 jobs for the month.

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Job Openings Drop, Hiring Up Nationwide

U.S. employers advertised slightly fewer jobs in August than July, while they filled the most positions in three months, offering a mixed signal for the job market.

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NJ Expanding Its Unemployment Insurance Anti-Fraud Efforts

Today, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has launched a new initiative to stop fraudsters from depleting New Jersey’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund. It’s designed to add another layer of protection to anti-fraud programs that already have saved the fund $153 million within the past 18 months.

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NJ State Government Actually Leads The Nation In Something Good [AUDIO]

If you have a job in the Garden State, you are paying into New Jersey's Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund. That fund is used to pay benefits to the unemployed who are eligible.

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US Jobless Rate Falls To 7.8 pct., 44-Month Low

The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years. The rate fell because more people found work, a trend that could impact the presidential election.

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