New Jersey Officials Delighted With Big Drop In State's Jobless Rate"We’ve gone from 9.3 (percent) two months ago to 8.7," said state labor commissioner Harold Wirths. "That’s the steepest drop since 1977."
NJ Labor Commissioner Wonders If Federal Jobless Calculation is FlawedState 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.
In South Jersey, Founder of Labor Day is Remembered"On Labor Day, the most important thing for labor is to protect themselves," said Steve Sweeney, president of the New Jersey state senate.
New Jersey Adds Jobs, Yet Unemployment Rate RisesThe latest jobless numbers in the Garden State present what could best be called a mixed message.