Tag: rate

Death rate for N.J. COVID-19 positive residents ticks up to 2.5%

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey’s caseload of official COVID-19 positive residents reached 34,124 on Saturday. 846 individuals have succumbed to the Chinese virus. The latest numbers mean New Jersey’s death rate for individuals who test positive is approximately 2.5%. That’s Read More

So far, the N.J. death rate for COVID-19 positive residents is 1.2%

By Matt Rooney _ We’re beginning to get more (early) data concerning the toll COVID-19 is exacting on New Jersey. Governor Murphy & Co. finally coughed up some hospitalization info on Friday afternoon. We need more, of course (like beds 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

Actuary legislator warns: New Jersey’s pension system is “real close” to being too far gone

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey’s basket case of a pension system is in bad enough shape without help from the Murphy Administration. This week, we found out that the system returned just 6.27% rather than the 7.5% projected as of Read More

REPORT: New Jersey’s job market is in worse shape than it appears

TRENTON, N.J. — The United States economy is roaring and helping Americans find jobs but, here in New Jersey, there is weakness beneath the surface. The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development recently celebrated New Jersey’s 4.2% unemployment Read More

GOP Congressman urges Trump to reconsider tariffs in light of excellent jobs report

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 3.85% last month as non-farm payrolls rose (seasonally adjusted) by a whopping 223,000. That’s the lowest its been in half of a century; the regular unemployment rate has only been this Read More