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NJ Jobless Claims Top 1 Million

NJ Jobless Claims Top 1 MillionNew Jersey’s unemployment topped one million, according to the federal labor department Thursday, as the Murphy administration shovels through an ever-growing pile of jobless claims fueled by a global pandemic and virtual lockdown of the state’s and nation’s economies.

During the week ending May 2, 87,540 New Jerseyans filed for unemployment, as did 3.19 million Americans, the U.S. Department of Labor reported on Thursday – meaning roughly 33 million U.S. citizens are without work.

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