R/ECON: NJ economy finally in gear, state adds almost 56,000 jobs in 2015

New Jersey added 55,700 jobs last year – the vast majority in the private sector – and now has recovered 91 percent of the more than a quarter-million jobs lost during the Great Recession of January 2008 to September 2010. “This was the state’s best performance since...

Sweeney assails Christie on N.J. economy

A recent forecast by Rutgers University economist Nancy Mantell projected that New Jersey wouldn't reach its prerecession peak of 4.09 million jobs until mid-2017. By contrast, the national economy had recovered all the jobs it lost in the recession by May 2014....

Insiders reap rewards of Chris Christie's Camden tax breaks

A top economist at Rutgers University's Center for Urban Policy Research, Nancy Mantell, said: "It always concerns me that you're just moving people around, not creating anything particularly new to the regional economy. And this is not going to help the places the...

Spring R/ECON forecast: New Jersey’s recovery still trails nation’s

While New Jersey is on pace to add 48,600 nonagricultural jobs in 2013, that figure is 0.1 percent lower than last year’s total (49,100) and helps to explain while the state’s recovery rate is slower than the nation’s. “Although our economy has improved the past two...

Bloustein research leads new issue of “New Jersey Municipalities”

“How Sandy will Impact Our Economy,” an article by Joseph Seneca, University Professor; Nancy Mantell, Director of R/ECON; Michael Lahr, Bloustein Associate Research Professor; and Will Irving, Bloustein Research Associate in the April 2013 of New Jersey...


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