The national rate of unemployment dropped to 7.7 percent in November, down from 7.9 percent as the economy added 146,000 new jobs.
Retail employment saw the biggest gains in the month, adding 53,000 new jobs as retailers began to add staff for the Christmas season. Another 43,000 jobs were added in the professional and business services sector, while the health care sector added an additional 20,000 jobs.
Construction saw the biggest losses in the month, dropping 20,000 jobs.
The rate of unemployed now stands at its lowest level since President Obama took office in January 2009. At that time, the rate stood at 7.8 percent and reached that level again in September before edging up in October.
The Progressive Democrats of America Co-Founder and National Director Tim Carpenter and State Chair Mary Ellen Marino today endorsed Bonnie Watson Coleman for the Democratic nomination in the 12thCongressional District.Read More >
Organization to honor Gov. KeanAn event next month for Community Options, Inc. will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the organization's founding and honor Governor Tom Kean, Sr., a was an advocate over 25 years ago for bringing individuals with developmental disabilities out of state institutions into small group homes.Robert...
By HAYTHAM YOUNES As the May 13th election for Paterson officials nears, I've noticed a lot of candidates running using slogans and empty promises as if they weren't around watching Paterson get to where it's at today. I think it's important that... Read More >
"This is the only Tea Party group that endorsed Mitt Romney. These guys are the Vichy French of the Tea Party movement. They're the guys who say 'Viva la France,' and then you can't find them when the fighting starts. Come on." - GOP strategist Rick Shaftan, on the Independence Hall Tea Party group.- PolitickerNJ.com
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