Harold Wirths

(Graphic by Ed Fischer)

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.”


(Graphic by Ed Fischer)

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.


(NJ state senate president Stephen Sweeney addresses the Labor Day ceremony at the Collingsood Grand Ballroom.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

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.


(A job fair attracts hundreds of applicants. File photo by Getty Images)

New Jersey Adds Jobs, Yet Unemployment Rate Rises

The latest jobless numbers in the Garden State present what could best be called a mixed message.