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NJ’s unemployment rate falls again

Team of coworkers collaborates at the workplace.

“So far in 2022 New Jersey’s job performance has been relatively impressive,” said Garden State Initiative contributor Charles Steindel. “From December to April our job numbers have increased 1.8%, beating the nation’s 1.4% increase."

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NJ job market improves, but gains are uneven

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.

"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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