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Jon Whiten is New Jersey Policy Perspective's deputy director.

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Will NJ’s Young Workers Save Our Economy?

As the nation recovers from the Great Recession, New Jersey is getting left behind.


Hits and Misses

Nearly half of jobless residents in New Jersey have been out of work for more than six months, according to a new report by New Jersey Policy Perspective, a level that ranks the state among the worst in the country.


Christie Changes His Tune with New Jobless Figures

When New Jersey’s unemployment rate climbed close to 10 percent two years ago, a clearly annoyed Governor Christie complained about the way the U.S. Department of Labor arrived at the number.


New Jersey Has High Percentage of Long Term Unemployed

A liberal advocacy group says New Jersey has not produced enough jobs for people who have been unemployed for a long time.


New Jersey Legislature Approves Enhanced Tax Incentive Bill

The New Jersey State Legislature on October 14 approved a bill that would establish a new five- year tax credit program for developers who donate buildings to governments, and that would expand a key incentive program to troubled Atlantic City.


Long-Term Jobless in N.J. to Get Help with $10M Federal Grant

A new federal infusion of $10 million into New Jersey aims to help the state’s long-term jobless residents get back to work.


N.J. Ranks Second-Worst in Terms of Long-Term Unemployment, Report Says

New Jersey continues to struggle with the problem of long-term unemployment, according to a report released Wednesday by New Jersey Policy Perspective.


N.J.’s Long-Term Unemployed Rate Worse Than 48 States

Nearly half of jobless residents in New Jersey have been out of work for more than six months, according to a new report, a level that ranks the state among the worst in the country.


$10M Grant to Help N.J. Colleges Tackle Unemployment

New Jersey county colleges will share a $10 million grant to combat long-term unemployment – a problem that a new study says is worse here than in any other state — as part of a $170 million announcement the White House will make today.


N.J. Transportation Panel Hears Pleas for Higher Gas Tax

Raising New Jersey’s gasoline tax is the best way to replenish a nearly broke transportation fund, even if the move is unpopular with voters, proponents of increasing the levy testified at a public hearing.


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