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Unemployment Rate Rises for Fifth Straight Month

Friday, September 21, 2012

With New Jersey’s unemployment rate rising to a new 35-year high of 9.9 percent, the Christie administration yesterday took aim at the methodology used to determine the rate, saying there is clearly something awry with the nationwide household survey used to come up with the numbers.

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If New York Is Adding So Many Jobs, How Come Unemployment Remains High?

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The government reported Thursday that New York City’s unemployment rate declined slightly, to 9.9 percent in August. But the good news belies a troubling trend: while New York City is gaining jobs quickly, unemployment remains high — higher than it was in the worst days of the recession in 2009.

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