New Unemployment Claims Down

STATE – For the second week in a row, the federal Department of Labor reported a drop in the number of new unemployment claims filed in New Jersey.

New Jersey had 2,103 fewer initial unemployment claims filed during the week ending July 17. Officials said that there were fewer layoffs in the transportation, warehousing, service and manufacturing industries.

New York and Pennsylvania also reported fewer new claims. New York saw 19,552 fewer, because of a decrease in layoffs in the transportation and services industries. Pennsylvania reported a decrease of 3,390 due to fewer layoffs in the automobile and manufacturing industries.

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