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Pic Page: May 16, 2022

Featuring New York City’s Wattle Café first N.J. location; the RWJBarnabas Health Field of Dreams; the Hyatt Regency Morristown's multimillion renovation; the communities of Plainsboro and Princeton's celebration of the grand opening of Town Square.

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NJBIZ May 16 2022

May 16, 2022 Edition of NJBIZ

This week's issue looks at the shift toward small-business shopping, examines New Jersey's job market, unveils what the LPGA Tour means to the local economy; gives you a sneak peek at Stevens Institute's University Center; shines our Spotlight on hospitals; and much more!

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New Jersey Commissioner for the Department of Labor and Workforce Development Robert Asaro-Angelo at Gov. Phil Murphy's daily COVID-19 press briefing at the War Memorial in Trenton on May 21, 2020.

NJ job market improves, but gains are uneven

"Last April, our workers were in dire straits,” Labor Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo told the Assembly Budget Committee. “The unemployment rate was 7.7%, and our workforce was barely half of its pre-pandemic levels. Today, the rate is down to 4.2%." But with these accomplishments, there are challenges his department still faces.

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