Archive for the ‘Jobs Watch’ Category

The Labor Market Decline Over the Past 15 Years in New Jersey

The labor participation rate —- the share of the population in the labor force -— has dropped significantly across the U.S. since the recession. New Jersey, which finished 2013 ranked No. 23, has faced a similar decline in its labor force participation rate.
October 23rd, 2014 | Jobs Watch, Policy | Read More

Entrepreneurs and Lower, Simpler Taxes Offer Path to Economic Growth

On October 7, a special committee of the General Assembly met to hear testimony on how to best address the economic downturn facing New Jersey. Jerry Cantrell, President of the Common Sense Institute of New Jersey, noted that the engine of job growth in New Jersey has been new businesses and the entrepreneurs...
October 11th, 2010 | Economic Development, Fiscal Reform, Jobs Watch, Policy, Taxation | Read More

Job Watch: State May Experience Second Consecutive “Lost Decade”

The latest employment data offer further evidence that New Jersey’s job recovery will be slow and suffer intermittent setbacks. The numbers also show the Garden State may incur a second-straight decade of stagnant job growth. Click for larger version The Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s ...
August 18th, 2010 | Featured, Jobs Watch, Policy | Read More