Unemployment


Ticked-off Christie accuses press of ignoring positive N.J. jobs news

Gov. Chris Christie visited the Commercialization Center for Innovative Technologies in North Brunswick to celebrate good news on the New Jersey jobs front, Save Jerseyans, but he had choice words for the assembled members of the media whom he believes go out of their way to ignore his Administration’s economic accomplishments. Love or loathe him, it […]

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VIDEO: MacArthur grills Fed Chair Yellen over young Americans’ underemployment

Fed Chair Janet Yellen testified before Congress on Wednesday and made some inflation-related news, Save Jerseyans; Rep. Tom MacArthur (R, NJ-03) also seized the opportunity to ask some hard-hitting questions about our economy’s most vulnerable participants. Watch: —

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The Number of Young Men Not Working Has Doubled in 15 Years

Young men are working less and playing video games more, according to a National Bureau of Economic Research study published Monday. Men ages 21 to 30 years old worked 12 percent fewer hours in 2015 than they did in 2000, the economists found. Around 15 percent of young men worked zero weeks in 2015, a […]


Initial Jobless Claims Drop To Lowest Rate Since 1973

Initial jobless claims fell by 19,000 in the past week, the lowest level for initial claims since March 1973. The 223,000 initial jobless claim is just slightly higher than the 222,000 claims made in March 1973, according to the Department of Labor. The four-week average is now 234,250, which is a decrease of 6,2550 from […]


Civil Rights Leader: Illegal Immigrants Hurt The Black Community

Illegal immigration could harm members of the black community and their ability to get jobs, according to a black leader. Peter Kirsanow, a member of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, believes that illegal immigration and its effect on the black community, specifically men, don’t receive enough attention, reports the Daily Signal. “Black males are more […]


US Private Sector Adds 246,000 Jobs In Jan

The U.S. private sector added 246,000 new jobs in January, outpacing economists projections for the start of 2017. Economists polled by Reuters and Econoday originally expected the private employers to add between 140,000 to 200,000 jobs in January. Even the most robust estimates fell some 25 percent short of the realized private sector employment gains. […]


N.J.’s poverty rate takes on water while Atlantic City drowns, Census shows

The struggles of Atlantic City are well documented. Casino closures. The threat of bankruptcy. The recent state takeover. But while much has been made about the pain being felt by the city and its most famous commercial tenants, new data show its residents likely feel the sting more than most. Census data released last week […]


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Report: Trump Reaches Deal With Carrier To Keep 1,000 Jobs In US

The incoming Trump administration has reached a deal with Carrier to keep about 1,000 jobs in the U.S. rather than outsourcing them to Mexico. Carrier, which manufactures air conditioners, attracted national attention in early 2016 due a viral video of the company’s employees reacting to the news they were getting laid off, with their jobs […]


Rutgers favors the long-dead over its loan-battered living

Yes, we routinely give Rutgers University’s administration a healthy dose of grief here at Save Jersey. Don’t feel bad; it’s all well deserved. Taking hundreds of millions of dollars in tax dollars to transform a legendary, historic institution into a liberal think tank is an act worth of derision. I’m also an alumnus of the […]

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Christie vetoes unemployment benefits for striking workers

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie on Monday nixed a bill that would have allowed striking workers to collect unemployment benefits. Instead, the governor sent a revised bill back to the Democratic-controlled Legislature that would amend “the language of the current law to make it clear that all striking workers are disqualified from receiving benefits,” according […]




These 10 states take the most college freshman from N.J., report says

New Jersey exported more than 30,000 college freshmen in 2014, with at least one student attending a traditional four-year college in every state except Alaska and Wyoming, according to a new Chronicle of Higher Education database. Pennsylvania attracted 9,046 first-year students from New Jersey, more than any other state. More than 850 of those students […]


The ‘Big Lie’ Behind the Unemployment Rate

This article originally appeared on the International Business Times. When Donald Trump on Monday questioned the accuracy of the federal government’s glowing employment reports, it may have seemed like another unsubstantiated outburst from a famously loose-with-the-facts candidate. But in this case, he was joining a bipartisan chorus of businesspeople, economists and lawmakers who say the […]


Trump may be crazy but this Hillary video is downright terrifying

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Regular Save Jersey readers know that I’m no fan of the Donald. In fact, given his and his campaign’s recent comments (and shady connections) to Putin’s Russia, it might be a toss-up as to which of the 2012 major nominees is a bigger risk on the foreign policy […]

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