Unemployment

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 […]

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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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Trying to understand Trenton’s craziness? Look at who’s voting.

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog It’s hard to keep track of the wildly anti-business measures coming out of Trenton these days, Save Jerseyans. On Monday, Steve Sweeney’s State Senate passed S2160, a bill allowing striking workers to collect unemployment benefits when their employer “violates the terms of an employment contract or collective bargaining agreement.” When […]

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Back at home, Acting Governor Guadagno celebrates record business filings

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog With her shadow front runner campaign for the 2017 GOP gubernatorial nomination in full-swing, Save Jerseyans, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno is making full use of Chris Christie‘s week-long Cleveland convention sabbatical to generate some of her own headlines. She started the morning after Governor Christie’s convention speech by […]

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Anti-Business Policies Are No Way To Boost An Economy

By Laurie Ehlbeck Jersey City officials have recently hit a trifecta of policies bad for small business, and it is time for people across the state to be vigilant. What is happening there is a testing ground for bad ideas that will permeate state-wide and decimate the fragile small business sector here if they cannot […]

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VIDEO: Christie pledges no new taxes, declares “our polices have worked”

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Things are looking up… That was the theme in Linden earlier Tuesday, Save Jerseyans. A punchy but smiling Chris Christie was back in New Jersey today following yet another controversial Trumpie campaign swing, and despite the Donald’s latest head-scratching put-down of his most high profile endorser’s governing […]

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