Implications of 2016 election, NJ’s new state tax policies to be discussed at R/ECON event, Nov. 18

The Rutgers Economic Advisory Service’s (R/ECON) semiannual conference and forecast, “Surveying the Post-Election Landscape: What’s Ahead for the National Economy” will be held on Friday, November 18 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon at the Bloustein School’s Governor James J. Florio Special Events Forum, Civic Square Building, 33 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. The event is free and […]

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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 2000,” said Nancy Mantell, director of the Rutgers […]

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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. Philly.com, April 28

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R/ECON event to review NJ’s real estate market, speed of economic recovery

On Friday, May 9, the Rutgers Economic Advisory Service (R/ECON)semiannual subscriber forecast and conference will examine the pace of New Jersey’s economic recovery and provide insight into aspects of the real estate market that are helping establish momentum for the state’s comeback.  R/ECON is presented by the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy […]

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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 years, the speed of recovery in New Jersey has […]

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