Saturday, May 22, 2010

New Jersey Unemployment Rate 9.8% - 853,358 Jobless In New Jersey Are Depending On Tier 5 Unemployment Extension

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, the total population for New Jersey is 8,707,739.  Based on the data from the Department of Labor, BLS, the total percentage of unemployment in this state is 9.8%.  These equals a total of 853,358 who are jobless in the State of New Jersey.

The Senators for the State of New Jersey are Robert Menendez and Frank Lautenberg.  The contact information for these United States Senators is located here:

As reported earlier by US Unemployed Blogsite, Robert Menendez was the only Senator on the Senate Finance Committee who challenged Doug Holmes' assertion that continuing to provide unemployment insurance to jobless is less incentive for work.  Senator Menendez clarified for the record that there are simply not enough jobs for the unemployed in the country.  He cited that there is only one job for every five applicants.  The link to this Senate Finance Committee Hearing which took place on April 14, 2010, is located here.

The official page for the State of New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development is located here:

Unemployed residents of New Jersey who are sharing information and resources (apart from this blog) are doing so at: 

Unemployed-Friends - New Jersey

Money Smart Blog (formerly known as Four Pillars) - New Jersey Unemployment Benefit Extension Information

If any reader out there knows another source or any information specific to the unemployed residents of New Jersey, please post that information in comments. 
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