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Business Report: New Jobs added in NJ, Labor Shortage, Child Care Grants

September 15, 2022 | njspotlightnews.org




New numbers show employers in New Jersey continue to hire. In August, 15,400 new positions were added, marking 21 straight months of job growth in the state. And the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates job growth in July was even stronger than first reported. New Jersey’s unemployment rate increased slightly to 4%.


NJ SEED: Many NJ employers are struggling to find suitable workers to fill current vacancies. Government generosity with taxpayer money continues to be a factor discouraging some from feeling the need to return to work.

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