Articles Posted in the " Unemployment " Category


  • New Jersey loses 6,400 jobs in March

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog There’s no way to spin the suck, Save Jerseyans. We’re not in good shape. That’s the state of affairs confirmed by today’s report state labor officials; New Jersey lost 6,400 jobs in March 2015 and its unemployment rate ticked up to 6.5% after having added 9,200 in February. Yes, […]


  • I Told AC to Land a Comic Con! And it’s coming in May…

    By Ed Sheppard | The Save Jersey Blog Save Jerseyans, since I started writing about South Jersey job creation, and jobs for Atlantic City in particular, there has been one thing I’ve consistently said the beleaguered Boardwalk Empire needs to pursue: landing a Comic Con. Atlantic City wants to expand its convention business, and has been doing a […]


  • Lies, Damn Lies and Government Unemployment Statistics

    By Scott St. Clair | The Save Jersey Blog Oh, happy day: the unemployment rate is down to 5.5 percent, the lowest it’s been since mid-2008. Praise be to Obama, the father of all such wonders! Or not, if you toss back the Wizard’s curtain revealing a humbug manipulating data to make a bad situation […]



  • My Jobs Ideas Weren’t Crazy, Naysayers

    By Ed Sheppard | The Save Jersey Blog Save Jerseyans, when I did my series on ideas for job creation, predictably, some naysayers came out to say “never gonna happen.” Now, I’m no stranger to criticism; in fact, with this series, I would be glad to see meaningful criticism, as I admitted I am not […]


  • Mess at the Meadowlands

    By Toni Marie D’Alessandro | The Save Jersey Blog The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA) announced last week that they will be closing Izod Center (aka Continental Airlines Arena, aka Meadowlands Arena, aka Byrne Arena) at the end of the month.  Almost immediately, Governor Christie’s detractors began blaming Christie for the loss of this […]



  • Bringing Jobs to South Jersey: Craft Beer

    By Ed Sheppard | The Save Jersey Blog Atlantic, Cumberland and Cape May Counties have, historically, had the highest unemployment in the state. And now things are likely going from bad to worse with casino closures in Atlantic City. That’s the situation on paper. On the ground, living here, it pains me, every time, when […]


  • Good News for 2,800 Taj Mahal Employees

    By Ed Sheppard | The Save Jersey Blog Good news, Save Jerseyans: As I was putting on the finishing touches of my ideas to keep the Taj Mahal open, The Press of Atlantic City reported that the Taj Mahal, which was in danger of closing on November 13, has no immediate plans to announce its closure (click […]


  • What’s More Offensive Than Jeff Bell?

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The feeding frenzy is fully underway, Save Jerseyans. You knew it was only a matter of time. They refused to even acknowledge his existence for most of the Election 2014 cycle. But now that he’s opened wide and put his foot in his mouth? Get ready for everyone […]


  • 10 Appropriate N.J. State Song Selections

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog New Jersey’s credit sucks as much as its tax rates, business climate and stubbornly-sluggish jobs market, Save Jerseyans, but that hasn’t stopped our legislators from wasting time debating a state song with the same obnoxiously carefree attitude that they exhibit when wasting our money, all while our […]


  • Van Drew Owes Fiocchi an Apology

    By Irwin Fletcher | The Save Jersey Blog So I’m back from summer vacation, Save Jerseyans, and I ain’t happy. In fact, I’m angry. I read about Senator Jeff Van Drew’s appointing 25 people to the 1st District Economic task force. About how Van Drew made himself chair. About how he made Assemblyman Fluff Andrzejczak […]