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236 Thousand Jobs Added, Unemployment Falls

A burst of hiring last month added 236,000 U.S. jobs and reduced the unemployment rate to 7.7 percent from 7.9 percent in January. The robust gains suggested that the economy can strengthen further despite higher taxes and government spending cuts.

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First-Time Jobless Claims Continue To Drop [AUDIO]

Claims for unemployment are dropping sharply across the country. They are also going down in New Jersey after a big jump from Sandy.

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Americans Spending Less Time Unemployed [AUDIO]

The average length of time Americans spent unemployed in January dropped by nearly three weeks, but not for the reason you may think. It is likely because many people ran out of unemployment benefits and stopped looking for work.

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US Jobless Claims Drop To 330,000

The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell last week to the lowest level in five years, evidence that employers are cutting fewer jobs and may step up hiring.

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Flickr user: Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer
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Disaster Unemployment Assistance Deadline Approaching

New Jerseyans who were left unemployed due to the superstorm have until February 4 to file an application for Disaster Unemployment Insurance.

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Could Millions More Become Jobless, Despite Growth?

The U.N. labor agency warns that the lingering effects of the global economic crisis means unemployment will continue to rise -- even though world economies are expected to pick up.

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New Jersey Private Sector Jobs Soar [AUDIO]

The good news is 30,900 private sector jobs were created last month in the Garden State. The bad news is the unemployment rate only ticked down a tenth of one percent - from 9.7 to 9.6 percent. So what's going on?

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NJ Jobless Rate Drops a Tenth of a Percent

The New Jersey unemployment rate ticked down a tenth of a percent last month – from 9.7 to 9.6 percent - but state Labor Commissioner Hal Wirths says the new numbers are actually a very positive sign.

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NJ Adds Record 30,900 Private-Sector Jobs in Dec.

New Jersey is reporting a big jump in private sector employment in December — the largest single monthly gain since the government began tracking nonfarm employment in 1990.

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NJ Department of Labor Commissioner Hal Wirths and Governor Chris Christie announce the progress of a federal grant obtained after the superstorm. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Getting People Back to Work

Governor Chris Christie toured a restoration project in Bradley Beach today, where workers were hired through a National Emergency Grant from the federal government.

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