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US Unemployment Benefit Applications Fall To 343K

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 343,000 last week, a sign that layoffs remain low and companies are adding a modest number of jobs.

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NJ Unemployment Rate Dips in May

New Jersey's unemployment rate dropped in May, the fourth consecutive month the rate fell.

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NJ Unemployment Down in May

For the fourth consecutive month, New Jersey's jobless rate has dropped.

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Fed Sees Lower U.S. Unemployment Rate

The Federal Reserve expects the U.S. unemployment rate to fall faster this year and next than it did in March.

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15 Charged in unemployment scheme (Photo: NJ Office of the Attorney General)
15 Charged in unemployment scheme (Photo: NJ Office of the Attorney General)
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15 Charged In Unemployment Check Scam

A Livingston accountant has been indicted today and is charged with orchestrating a scheme in which he and 14 co-defendants allegedly defrauded the state of nearly $700,000 by filing false claims for unemployment benefits. Todd Halpern allegedly filed claims using identities stolen from clients, and filed fraudulent employment records in the names of businesses he served in order to support the claims.

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Do you have a prison record and can't get a job?
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NJ Senators Aim to Ensure Prisoners Don’t Collect Unemployment [AUDIO]

Late last month, State Comptroller Matt Boxer released an audit that identified more than $23 million in benefit payments made to or on behalf of prison inmates who did not appear to be entitled to such payments.

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Your Tax Dollars Going to Prison Inmates for Government Benefits [AUDIO]

Just when you thought you've already heard every conceivable way the state can abuse your tax dollars comes a new audit from the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC).

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Is Governor Christie’s “Jersey Comeback” Claim True? [AUDIO]

Maybe Gov. Chris Christie's much ballyhooed "Jersey Comeback" claim has some merit.

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Unemployed Older Workers Continue to Struggle [AUDIO]

Stuck in their 50s, older workers in America stay jobless longer and have more trouble rejoining the workforce than their younger counterparts.

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NJ Unemployment Drops, But Struggles Continue [AUDIO]

New Jersey's unemployment rate continues to drop, reaching it's lowest level in four years at 8.7 percent with private sector employers adding 4,100 jobs in April.

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