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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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