Grim new record: 214,836 more New Jerseyans filed for unemployment last week

Grim new record: 214,836 more New Jerseyans filed for unemployment last week

TRENTON, N.J. – The collapse of New Jersey’s job market continues to accelerate. 

Last week (ending April 4th), almost 215,000 Garden State workers filed unemployment claims. That grim new tally brings the grand total of COVID-19 jobs loses to 576,904 since March 15th.

The New Jersey Department of Labor (NJDOL) posted the following week-by-week tally:

March 1 – 7 7,996
March 8 -14 9,467
March 15 – 21 155,815
March 22 – 28 206,253
March 29 – April 4 214,836*