New Jersey Unemployment Claims On The Rise

STATE – New Jersey saw initial unemployment claims increase by 3,582 for the week ending April 3, according to data released today by the federal Department of Labor. The increase is being blamed on layoffs in the public administration, transportation, warehousing, service, and manufacturing industries.

Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, Washington, Nevada and Kentucky also experienced significant increases in the number of initial claims filed during the same time period.

According to data released yesterday by the state Department of Labor, New Jersey’s unemployment rate for March was 9.8 percent, slightly higher than the national rate.

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