Tag: unemployment

2.5 years after predicting a Trump economic meltdown, how does Krugman still have a job?

By Matt Rooney _ Unemployment is now at a 49-year low mark (at 3.6% for April 2019) with 263,000 new jobs having been created last month. The last time it was lower? December 1969 when it was 3.5%. The average 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

It’s Time To Ask The Left: “What Are You Still Resisting?”

By Matt Rooney _ Here’s a little morning mediation for you, Save Jerseyans: The U.S. unemployment rate is now at 3.9% and, more critically, the so-called underemployment rate (U6) fell to 7.8%. Black and Latino unemployment rates are also falling Read More

Assemblywoman investigates N.J. unemployment office, meets with resistance from staff

By The Staff _ What’s more appropriate than a New Jersey legislator visiting a state unemployment office? After a citizen complained about poor service? That’s exactly what Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi (R-39) did on Monday morning. She dropped by the N.J. Read More

Why the Republican tax plan can help put American youth back to work

By Randall Olsen, Director of the Center for Human Resource Research, The Ohio State University. House Speaker Paul Ryan talks about the GOP tax plan. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Republican lawmakers are set to vote this week on their tax plan Read More