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New Jersey residents apply for jobs at unemployment job fair in New Brunswick (Credit: Jin Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

New Jersey’s 2012 Job Gains The Most Since 2000

The New Jersey Labor Department said the state gained 66,400 jobs in 2012. The figure is more than 18,000 greater than the preliminary estimate made in January.

03/18/2013

A woman looks for work at a job fair - Queens, NY - Jul 20, 2012 (credit: Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

Unemployment Rates Spike Across Tri-State Area

Despite an aggressive campaign of job creation, a new report shows that New York City’s unemployment rate has risen to 10 percent– the same rate seen during the height of the recession in September 2009.

07/20/2012

President Barack Obama

Discouraging Jobs Report Puts President Obama On Defensive, Romney On Offensive

The retail and transportation industries, plus the government, all cut jobs last month. Manufacturing jobs were up and so were jobs in health care and financial services.

07/06/2012

Job seeker James Dickson is seen at a career training center operated by the New York Department of Labor in Harlem - New York, NY - Dec 3, 2010 - Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Labor Department: NY Only State To Report Higher Unemployment Rate In January

Unemployment rates were unchanged in four states. That’s better than December, when rates fell in 37 states, were unchanged in 10 and rose in three.

03/13/2012

A man works a street corner hoping to land a job (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

NJ Unemployment Rate Remains Unchanged In November

The state Labor Department says preliminary estimates indicate total nonfarm wage and salary employment grew to 3,881,000.

12/15/2011

Women walk by a panhandler along Madison Avenue, one of Manhattan's premier shopping and residential streets on November 1, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

National Unemployment Rate Drops But Many New Yorkers Still Out Of Work

The unemployment rate dropped to the lowest level in more than two and a half years, falling to 8.6 percent in November, the Labor Department said Friday.

12/02/2011

Classroom (credit: CBS 2)

Hundreds Of NYC School Workers Laid Off To Close DOE Budget Gap

When the dismissal bell rings today, more than 700 New York City teacher aids and support staff will officially be out of a job.

10/07/2011

Thousands of job-seekers swarmed Career Day at Rutgers University, to try to find work. (credit: CBS 2)

Labor Department Numbers Show Economic Growth Slowing, Unemployment Rising

The Labor Department has released some grim numbers showing economic growth is slowing and unemployment is rising.

06/03/2011

People looking for work at a career fair fill out applications on April 17, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NJ Labor Department: State Unemployment Rate Unchanged

New Jersey’s unemployment rate held steady in April as the state added 14,000 jobs. It was the third straight month of job increases.

05/19/2011

Job seekers line up at a job fair at the Hotel Pennsylvania - New York, NY - Sep 29, 2010 - Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

NJ’s Jobless Rate Dips

The Labor Department said the private sector shed 13,300 jobs last month while the public sector cut 3,000 jobs.

01/19/2011

Gov. Chris Christie holds a town hall meeting - Moorestown, NJ - Oct 28, 2010 - Photo: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office

Jobs Bills Dominate NJ Legislative Agenda

Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver said aggressive efforts are needed to bring down New Jersey’s unemployment rate. It’s currently 9.2 percent.

01/06/2011

Job seekers line up at a job fair at the Hotel Pennsylvania - New York, NY - Sep 29, 2010 - Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

NY Unemployment Rate At 8.3 Percent In November

The latest figures show the number of unemployed New Yorkers climbed to 799,500 from 797,400 a month earlier.

12/17/2010