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Underemployment Piles On Problems For Low-Wage Workers

Nikisha was delighted when she went from a minimum wage job at the airport to one that paid $8.50 an hour, a raise of more than a dollar. But her dreams of more income were quickly dashed when she learned she’d be working no more than 30 hours a week.

02/28/2014

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NJ’s Unemployment Rate Experiences Largest Monthly Drop Ever

Preliminary data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that unemployment fell .6 percentage points to 7.8 percent in November and that employers added 16,900 jobs.

12/19/2013

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Opinion: Jobless Numbers And The Newest Right Wing Conspiracy Theory

There is a new breed of truthers on the right. Joining the paranoid ranks of the advocates of a government role in 9-11 and the birthers fascination with President Obama’s birth certificate are conservatives that believe the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is making up jobs numbers to benefit President Obama.

11/16/2012

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NJ Labor Commissioner Wonders If Federal Jobless Calculation is Flawed

State labor commissioner Harold Wirths isn’t ready to go as far as his counterparts some other states who have criticized how the Bureau of Labor Statistics is calculating the unemployment rate.

09/20/2012

Unemployment In New Jersey Holds Steady At 9 Percent

New Jersey officials say the unemployment rate again saw no change in February, holding steady at 9 percent for a third month in a row.

03/22/2012

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Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s Back To Work (In Retail) Men Go

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more men are back at work, but in different positions. Instead of construction, you’ll find more of the guys in retail or other positions traditionally held by women.

01/04/2012

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Jobs For 2018

The Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the fastest growing occupations by 2018 for high school graduates and beyond.

05/09/2011

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Homicide Is #1 Cause Of Death In Philadelphia Area Workplaces

New numbers are out on workplace-related deaths in the Philadelphia metro area. And the US Labor Department says homicide is the most common way to die on the job.

12/01/2010