NJ’s long term jobless rate among highest in the nation

Economist James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, said that although the state is doing worse than the nation in the U-6 category — the national average was 12 percent — there are signs of hope that the spread between the two is narrowing. NorthJersey.com, […]

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Forever unemployed: Why NJ’s long-term jobless rate remains among highest in US

Carl Van Horn, director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, said there are several reasons New Jersey’s long-term unemploymenthas remained higher than most states. He pointed to steep job losses in the financial and construction industries during the Great Recession, which hit New Jersey hard, and a slow recovery in those areas. […]

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EJB alum Gutschow publishes paper on planning for post-disaster recovery

A new briefing paper about how manufacturing businesses can better prepare for possible disasters, written by Bloustein alumna Sarah Gutschow AICP, MCRP 2011 of the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness, has been published by the American Planning Association. The paper can be found at https://www.planning.org/research/postdisaster/briefingpapers/econrecovery.htm  

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EJB analysis finds PSE&G will be economic engine for New Jersey

A new economic analysis conducted by researchers at the Bloustein School finds that from 2011 to 2021,Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) investments in New Jersey’s electric transmission network will be a powerful stimulant of the state’s economy. The report, released today, concludes the company’s 10-year, $8.1 billion transmission investment program will support 6,000 jobs annually — […]

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Does regulation kill jobs? New book seeks to answer this question

The relationship between regulations and jobs took center stage in the 2012 Presidential election when Republican candidate Governor Mitt Romney argued that the Obama Administration had stifled job growth with too many regulations.  President Obama rebutted these claims and argued that the regulations were necessary to protect public health. A new book, Does Regulation Kill Jobs? (Penn Press, 2014) examines this topic […]

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