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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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NJ Assembly Republicans Host Roundtable On Jobs

Part of a statewide initiative, a roundtable was held today led by Assembly Republican Conference Leader Dave Rible. Companies attending the roundtable in Hillsborough included Bank of America, N.J. Association of Realtors, RE/MAX Preferred Professionals, Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Somerset County Business Partnership.

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Unemployment Falls in Nearly 90 Percent of US Cities

Unemployment rates fell in nearly 90 percent of large U.S. metro areas in August, mainly because more people gave up looking for work.

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NJ Senate Dems Blast Labor Officials Over Jobless Appeals [AUDIO]

State Senator Dick Codey is blasting the Christie Administration over a backlog for out-of-work New Jerseyans appealing the denial of unemployment benefits. They say for some the wait can be up to six months.

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NJ Senators Looking at Unemployment Appeal Backlog

A state Senate committee plans to gather information about a backlog of unemployment insurance appeals claims in New Jersey.

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Job Search Made Harder By Some Employers [AUDIO]

Despite a national unemployment rate of 8.1%, and a much higher rate in New Jersey, many employers haven't stepped up to make the job search any easier.

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NJ’s Unemployment Blame Game [POLL/AUDIO]

New Jersey's unemployment rate increased in August for the fifth straight month. According to state labor officials, 9.9% of New Jersey's workforce is actively seeking a job.

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