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Unemployment rate for recent college grads rose in 2014

The consulting and accounting firm EY is aggressively recruiting on college campuses this spring. The company formerly known as Ernst & Young plans to hire 9,000 graduates from U.S. universities this year, up from 7,500 in 2014. But recruiting isn't as easy as it used to be.

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New Jersey loses jobs, unemployment rate ticks up for March

New federal figures show New Jersey lost more than 6,000 jobs in March and the state's unemployment rate ticked upward to 6.5 percent.

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Applications for US jobless aid plunge

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped significantly last week, a sign of a strong job market despite evidence of tepid economic growth in the opening months of 2015.

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Surveys differ on whether New Jersey gained jobs last month

The two federal government surveys used to show the employment picture differ on whether New Jersey gained or lost jobs in February.

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Army Veteran Fareed Farraj fills out a job application at the annual Veterans Career and Resource Fair in Miami last week. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
Army Veteran Fareed Farraj fills out a job application at the annual Veterans Career and Resource Fair in Miami last week. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
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Unemployment claims in the US rose to 304,000 last week

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits jumped last week, though it is still at relatively low levels pointing to healthy hiring.

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New Jersey unemployment rate fell to 6.2 percent last month

The state Labor and Workforce Development Department says New Jersey lost 400 jobs in December, but the unemployment rate dropped to 6.2 percent from 6.4 percent in November.

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Union members picketing in front of the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City Oct. 24, to protest its threatened shutdown. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
Union members picketing in front of the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City Oct. 24, to protest its threatened shutdown. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
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A lean Christmas for many laid-off casino workers

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- One got her Christmas dinner handed to her a week in advance in foil containers from a union food bank.

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Applications for US jobless benefits drop to 287K

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 8,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 287,000, as the total number of beneficiaries dropped to its lowest level in more than eight years.

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Middlesex County job fair to be held Sept. 30

Job seekers may want to mark this on their calendars - a job fair will be held Sept. 30 in Middlesex County.

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Applications for US unemployment rise by 12,000

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits increased last week after falling sharply two weeks ago. Despite the rise, the level of applications remains near pre-recession levels, a sign that hiring will likely remain healthy.

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