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Camden touts lowest unemployment rates in city, county history

The Camden waterfront.

“The number of residents gainfully employed right now is record breaking in the city and the county,” said Camden County Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli Jr. “To think where we were as a community just two short years ago, from watching neighbors, friends and family members lose jobs during the pandemic to a tremendous resurgence of the job market over the last year. It’s hard to believe we are in this new normal.”

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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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