WASHINGTON, D.C. –In the week ending Oct. 30, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 457,000, an increase of 20,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 437,000.
STATE – Republicans took control of the House of Representatives in yesterday’s mid-term elections, but Democrats will likely hang on to the Senate.
STATE – New Jersey voters will elect representatives to Congress as well as a host of officials at the county and local levels today. They will also vote on a Constitutional amendment that would prevent state lawmakers and the governor from using money deposited in New Jersey’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund for other purposes.
NEWARK – PSE&G is urging its customers to see if they are eligible for help to pay their winter heating bills. Those who recently lost their jobs, or are now working fewer hours because of the economic downturn, may now qualify for assistance programs.
TRENTON- Legislation to require the state to establish and maintain a website to provide a clearinghouse of information for nonprofit organizations that provide services in New Jersey continues moving toward law.
Most Americans believe it is important to have a decent affordable place to live, and to provide affordable housing in their communities, including housing for low income families, a recent Zogby International poll commissioned by the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, as part of their Housing America Campaign, finds.
NEWARK – The U.S. Attorney’s Office has established an Election Day Hotline to receive and respond to reports of election irregularities, voter intimidation or any other activities that would interfere with a citizen’s right to vote on Nov. 2.
NEWARK – U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) announced yesterday that he has launched an investigation into the cancellation of the nation’s largest infrastructure project.
TRENTON – By early next year, New Jersey residents who are collecting unemployment will receive their benefits through direct deposit into their bank accounts or via debit cards. The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development will begin implementing the new system to eliminate paper checks by the end of the month.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the first national standards to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improve fuel efficiency of heavy-duty trucks and buses earlier this week.