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Is There Cause for Concern in New Jersey’s Latest Unemployment Numbers?

2023-12-04T10:26:08-05:00

By Will Irving While New Jersey’s payroll employment has continued to grow this year after the rapid job gains of the post-pandemic recovery, a slower pace of growth in recent months and a sharp rise in the state’s unemployment rate, particularly over the last six months, are giving rise to some concern (see this article [...]

Is There Cause for Concern in New Jersey’s Latest Unemployment Numbers?2023-12-04T10:26:08-05:00

Report Release: Who Experienced the Greatest Financial Burden from Inflation in NJ?

2023-11-14T11:26:24-05:00

By Jocelyn Fischer, Ph.D. and Yana van der Meulen Rodgers, Ph.D. During the COVID-19 pandemic, New Jersey has experienced record high levels of inflation.  These price increases raise concerns about New Jerseyans’ financial well-being.  However, inflation [...]

Report Release: Who Experienced the Greatest Financial Burden from Inflation in NJ?2023-11-14T11:26:24-05:00

New Jersey Ranks First in Income, but Housing Costs Take a Hefty Share Especially for those with Lower Incomes

2023-10-02T09:38:52-04:00

By William Irving. Data released earlier this month from the U.S. Census Bureau’s annual American Community Survey show that New Jersey now tops the list of states with the highest incomes in the country [...]

New Jersey Ranks First in Income, but Housing Costs Take a Hefty Share Especially for those with Lower Incomes2023-10-02T09:38:52-04:00

Data Brief Release: Inflation Hurts Everyone but Some More than Others in New Jersey 

2023-09-28T12:09:38-04:00

By Jocelyn Fischer and Yana van der Meulen Rodgers. Inflation levels in the U.S. have reached decades-long highs during the COVID-19 pandemic and in its wake.  Because inflation can erode people’s ability to afford the goods and services they need, the recent uptick in inflation has raised concerns [...]

Data Brief Release: Inflation Hurts Everyone but Some More than Others in New Jersey 2023-09-28T12:09:38-04:00

Food Insecurity in New Jersey – Policy Solutions and Improvements  

2023-08-31T09:47:52-04:00

By Ciera Gaither.  The most recent Current Population Survey Food Security Supplement (CPS FSS) reported that 10.2% of American households are food insecure, impacting more than 30 million people. In comparison, 8% of  New Jersey residents experienced food insecurity in 2020 [...]

Food Insecurity in New Jersey – Policy Solutions and Improvements  2023-08-31T09:47:52-04:00

Nearly Half of NJ Residents Struggled to Pay Household Expenses, New Jersey State Policy Lab Finds

2023-07-03T12:19:33-04:00

By Megan McCue. More New Jerseyans are finding it difficult to pay for typical household expenses, according to a follow-up survey conducted by the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling. Five questions from the first survey, originally published in July 2022 [...]

Nearly Half of NJ Residents Struggled to Pay Household Expenses, New Jersey State Policy Lab Finds2023-07-03T12:19:33-04:00
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