Category: Unemployment

DISASTER: New Jersey saw 206,253 new unemployment claims last week

TRENTON, N.J. – Governor Phil Murphy’s closure of New Jersey non-essential businesses continues to exact a disastrous toll on the state’s job market. On Thursday, the N.J. Department of Labor reported that it had received 206,253 new unemployment claims for Read More

N.J. needs to give long-term economic dangers same attention as COVID-19 | Bergen

By Brian Bergen _ The economic fallout from measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 will likely be severe. Hundreds of thousands of employers and their millions of employees could be without a job in the coming months. We aren’t Read More

SURVEY: Nearly half of LD40 businesses say they won’t survive the next 3 weeks

MIDLAND PARK, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips (R-40) had and idea: survey 300 North Jersey businesses (hailing from his district extending from Northern Bergen into Passaic County) to see how they’re weathering the COVID-19 outbreak. What he discovered wasn’t comforting. Read More

N.J. saw 155,454 new unemployment claims last week

By Matt Rooney _ The strongest job market in a generation is officially over, Save Jerseyans. On Thursday, the New Jersey Department of Labor released awful new employment data; among the eyebrow-raising revelations was the 155,454 initial unemployment claims (not Read More

ANALYSIS: New Jersey’s income growth trails the national average

TRENTON, N.J. – It’s not good. Then again, when is it ever? Garden State Initiative (GSI), an independent research organization, analyzed new jobs numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics the week before Christmas. What it found: retail outlet-populated Read More

Blockbuster jobs numbers help explain Democrats’ impeachment preoccupation | Tober

By Kevin Tober _ The news just keeps getting better, Save Jerseyans! Which means bad news for Impeachment obsessed Democrats. – The BLS just announced on Friday that the economy has added a massive 266,000 jobs in November, drastically exceeding Read More