Thursday, July 23, 2009

New Jersey Unemployment Rises

New Jersey's unemployment rate rose to 9.2% in June, up from 8.8% in May, according to the NJ Dept. of Labor & Workforce Development's July 15 announcement. The highest rate for NJ to date was 10.6% set in 1977.
The national rate is hovering at 9.7 percent.
In Asbury Park, unemployment is 11.6%, according to, which did not provide a date for that rate.
According to the same web site, Asbury Park has lost 33% of its jobs since November 2007.

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