New Unemployment Claims On The Upswing

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STATE — In the week ending Sept. 18, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims was 465,000, an increase of 12,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 453,000, according to data released today by the federal government. The four-week moving average was 463,250, a decrease of 3,250 from the previous week’s revised average of 466,500.

For the week ending Sept. 11, New Jersey saw initial unemployment claims decrease by 1,738 over those filed the previous week. State officials credited fewer layoffs in the construction, trade and transportation industries were the reason for the change.

Last week, state officials reported that New Jersey’s unemployment rate was 9.6 percent in August.


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