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Thousands in New Jersey Lost Jobs in January

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Almost 21,000 jobs disappeared in New Jersey in January, compared with the same month one year earlier. Month-to-month job losses were also high — with 13,000 positions eliminated.

Many of the newly unemployed were government workers, but there were also thousands of layoffs in business services, which includes accountants, architects and lawyers.

Despite all the job losses, unemployment held steady in New Jersey in January, at 9.1 percent, just above the U.S. average of 9 percent (in February the U.S. jobless rate dipped to 8.9 percent.)

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charles mauro

Hey Sheldon is that you Phoenix Sheet Metal ??

Jul. 17 2011 02:38 PM
Sheldon Teicher from Forest Hills, NY

I thought that the second coming-His Gloriousness Chris Christie-had this job creation conundrum well within his powers to affect positively. What happened? 21,000 jobs gone doesn't sound like he has any notion of what to do except to waddle around & proclaim how the unions are just ruining it for NJ-what a joke!

Mar. 10 2011 05:14 PM

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