Interactive Map: State, Local, Federal Government Jobs Down Across New Jersey

October 24, 2015

State government led the charge, shedding about 10,000 jobs since Gov. Chris Christie took office, according to Joseph Perone, a spokesman for the state Treasury. Facing a $2 billion budget deficit, Christie sought to make government smaller and more efficient. New Jersey had 64,760 workers on the payroll in June.

“Christie was part of it, but another part was just the severity of the Great Recession,” said James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.

NJSpotlight.com, October 23

Recent Posts

NJSPL – New Jersey Employment Concerns Revisited

As 2024 began with yet another surprisingly strong jobs report for the U.S. (353,000 jobs added in January and the unemployment rate steady at 3.7%), and with a full year’s worth of 2023 state-level employment data now available, it’s worth briefly revisiting some of...

New Research: The Traffic Calming Effect of Delineated Bicycle Lanes

Abstract We analyze the effect of a bicycle lane on traffic speeds. Computer vision techniques are used to detect and classify the speed and trajectory of over 9,000 motor-vehicles at an intersection that was part of a pilot demonstration in which a bicycle lane was...

Upcoming Events

Event Series CAREERS

Career Virtual Drop-ins

Virtual

Bloustein Career Development Specialists Cheryl Egan and Andrea Garrido will be in a Zoom Room on Monday's beginning January 22, 2024 (excluding holidays and spring break) to answer questions, provide […]