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A New York Labor Department office is viewed in Manhattan on March 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
A New York Labor Department office is viewed in Manhattan on March 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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New Jersey reports lowest jobless rate since 2007

New Jersey's jobless rate has fallen to its lowest level since 2007 and is now more than half a percentage point below the national average.

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In this March 3, 2016 photo, Georgia Department of Labor services specialist Louis Holliday, left, helps a woman with a job search at an unemployment office in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
In this March 3, 2016 photo, Georgia Department of Labor services specialist Louis Holliday, left, helps a woman with a job search at an unemployment office in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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Employers add jobs in 30 US states in January, cut in 20

Employers stepped up hiring in 30 states in January, led by big gains in Florida, Texas and North Carolina, while 20 states shed jobs.

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States reduce unemployment benefits, NJ isn’t one of them

With the national economy continuing to improve, a growing number of states have started reducing the amount of unemployment benefits their residents can receive.

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US adds a strong 242,000 jobs; rate holds at low 4.9 pct.

U.S. employers added a robust 242,000 workers in February as retailers, restaurants and health care providers drove another solid month for the resilient American job market. The unemployment rate remained at a low 4.9 percent.

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, file photo, a military veteran, at right, talks with a veterans outreach representative about employment opportunities, at a job fair for veterans, in Pembroke Pines, Fla. On Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits the week before. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, file photo, people at a job fair for veterans, in Pembroke Pines, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
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Applications for US jobless benefits rise to still-low level

More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, though the figure remained at a low level that suggests layoffs aren't widespread.

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Understanding severance, pensions and unemployment

Q. If I get “laid off” but I get 10 months’ severance pay issued in one lump sum eight weeks after exiting, am I eligible for unemployment? Also, I have a pension that I can start to receive immediately, but my pension is not high enough to pay my bills and I need another job to survive. I’m in my mid-50s.

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In this Nov. 12, 2015 file photo President of the European Central, ECB, Bank Mario Draghi addresses the committee in Brussels, Belgium. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, file)
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Eurozone unemployment edges down for 15th month running

Official figures show that unemployment across the 19-country eurozone fell in December for the 15th month running to its lowest level in a little more than four years.

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German unemployment up to 6.7 percent on seasonal factors

The Federal Labor Agency said Tuesday that 2.92 million people were registered as unemployed last month.

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Florida Congresswoman Holds Job Fair In Miami
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US applications for unemployment benefits jumped last week

More Americans requested unemployment benefits last week, but the level remains near historic lows in a positive sign for the job market.

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Bill aims to speed up NJ’s unemployment benefits process

Too many people are waiting too long to get their unemployment insurance benefits according to State Sen. Shirley Turner (D-Trenton).

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