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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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stressed worker
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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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Fed Moves To Stimulate The Economy, But Will It Help? [AUDIO]

The Federal Reserve took steps Thursday to help the economy, but how much will they help?

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Poverty
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Poverty Up, Incomes Down in New Jersey [AUDIO]

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau served as proof that New Jersey residents aren't feeling much of an economic recovery just yet.

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Governor Christie and Senate President Sweeney
Senate President Sweeney and Governor Christie (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Steve Sweeney Pushes Plan To Help Small Businesses And Unemployed [AUDIO]

State Senate President Steve Sweeney is introducing a bill that would give small businesses a big tax credit for hiring someone who's been unemployed for at least a month - in many cases, up to 3 thousand dollars a year.

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Unemployment
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NJ Jobless Waiting Months For Unemployment Benefits Appeals [POLL/AUDIO]

State Senator Ray Lesniak and Assembly members Joe Cryan and Annette Quijano are blasting the Christie Administration over a backlog for out-of-work New Jerseyans appealing the denial of unemployment benefits.

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Unemployment Plagues Atlantic City Outside Tourism District [SERIES]

Atlantic City is known for its opulent casinos, world class entertainment, and high end shopping. However the reality of the city is much different for residents living only blocks outside of the Tourism District-many of who find themselves struggling to find employment.

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Job Fair
Job Fair (Roberto Gonzalez, Getty Images)
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Most Laid-Off US Workers Take Pay Cuts in New Jobs

The U.S. economic recovery hasn't felt much like one even for people who managed to find new jobs after being laid off. Most of them have had to settle for less pay.

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Unemployment line
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NJ Creating Jobs But Unemployment Rate Soaring Too [AUDIO]

New Jersey is on pace to create more jobs in 2012 than in any year since 2000, but the state's unemployment rate is still near 10%. How does this make sense?

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