State News

NJ Added 4,000 Private Sector Jobs In October

TRENTON – October estimates showed that private sector employers in New Jersey created 4,000 jobs over the month while the state’s unemployment rate continued to decline, down by 0.1 percentage point to 9.1 percent, according to the state Department of Labor. New Jersey’s unemployment rate has now dropped successively during each of the past three months.

Christie Seeks Federal Disaster Aid For Areas Impacted By Oct. Storm

TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie is seeking a federal disaster declaration for 11 New Jersey counties sustaining damage as a result of a strong, unseasonable storm that brought early snow, heavy rain, and high winds to the state on Oct. 29. The storm’s conditions included high winds, rain, snow, and mixed freezing precipitation, coastal, stream and river flooding, downed trees and power lines, and associated widespread power outages.