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Is NJ’s Unemployment Rate Improving?

New Jersey's preliminary unemployment rate for February has fallen by two-tenths to 9.3 percent.

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Helping New Jersey Veterans Find Work [AUDIO]

New statistics from the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics show the unemployment rate for veterans - in New Jersey and across the country - dropped about two percent last year- to 9.9 percent.

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Jobs Picture For Veterans Improved in 2012

A new government report says the unemployment rate for veterans who have served since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks dropped by about 18 percent in 2012.

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Sandy Cleanup Providing Jobs For The Unemployed [AUDIO]

More than 700 unemployed New Jersey residents have been placed in jobs related to recovery from Superstorm Sandy, thanks to a special grant secured by the state just days after Sandy hit.

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Despite Job Gains, New Jersey’s Unemployment Rate Still High

Preliminary data shows New Jersey’s unemployment rate stayed at 9.5 percent in January, the same as the previous month, but state labor officials insist there is some very good news in the numbers.

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NJ’s 2012 Job Gains Were 66,400, Most Since 2000

The New Jersey Labor Department says the state gained 66,400 jobs in 2012, the biggest annual increase since 2000.

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Updated Information for Those Who are Unemployed in NJ

Jim received an email from an listener regarding unemployment.

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NJ Wants Tougher Rules for Unemployment Benefits

he Democrat who wants to run against Gov. Chris Christie in November is criticizing a proposed change in New Jersey's unemployment rules.

State Sen. Barbara Buono says New Jerseyans who don't have computers at home would have to register for work at a library or career center to fulfill the new requirement

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NJ on List of States with Highest Unemployment Rates

It’s not easy being unemployed or under-employed, but you are definitely not alone. Even with a highly positive new jobs report just out and the country apparently on an upswing, an unemployment rate of 7.7 percent means a lot of people still need jobs.

But that doesn’t mean the situation is hopeless for anyone. If you’re spent on looking for available jobs in your current locale because it seems like the well has dried, you could be right. Some states have higher unemployment rates than others, and you could be stuck living somewhere that’s not helping you. It might be time to relocate.

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New Measures Crack Down On Unemployment Fraud [AUDIO]

There's an effort underway to curb fraud in New Jersey's unemployment benefit system with a three-bill package.

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