mrdirt said:
NJ LABOR FORCE EMPLOYED UNEMPLOYED UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
JAN 2008 4,494,136 4,285,407 208,729 4.6%
JUL 2014 4,494,303 4,200,631 293,672 6.5%
SINCE THEN MANY COMPANIES LEFT, LAID OFF AND WERE REPLACED BY LOW PAYING JOBS. 85k less jobs and it the numbers dont include population shifts, increase in population. Labor force increased by less than 200 people, Unemployed increased by approx 85k and the Unemployment rate is still almost 2% higher,
RECOVERY, LOL. Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics.