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New Jersey Loses Jobs in October as it Prepares for Bond Sale
Nov 21, 2014

New Jersey’s economy showed more cracks on Thursday as the U.S. state with the second-lowest credit rating in the country reported 4,500 jobs lost in October and an upward tick in its unemployment rate.

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Long-Term Unemployment Stubbornly High in New Jersey Years After Recession’s Official End
Oct 15, 2014 | No Comments

More than five years after the official end of the Great Recession, long-term unemployment remains at historically high levels in New Jersey, according to an Issue Brief released today by New Jersey Policy Perspective.

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October Jobs Numbers: Where is New Jersey’s Recovery?
Nov 20, 2014 | No Comments

Even as much of the nation starts to find stable economic footing, the recovery remains nearly invisible in New Jersey years after the recession’s official end.

Op-Ed: A Year Into Business Tax Subsidy Overhaul, the Need for Reform Has Never Been Clearer
Nov 18, 2014 | No Comments

The floodgates have opened in the year since New Jersey began accepting applications for business tax subsidies under a new law that overhauled the state’s subsidy offerings. One year’s experience clearly shows the need to build in new protections for other taxpayers, who are footing the bill.

Half-Million New Jerseyans Will Be Pushed Into Poverty if Congress Allows Work-Family Tax Credits to Expire
Nov 14, 2014 | No Comments

Congressional failure to renew the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) would harm nearly a half-million New Jerseyans, including more than 213,000 children.

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