One in Five U.S. Workers Laid Off in Last Five Years, Report Says

One in five U.S. workers, nearly 30 million people, say they were laid off from their jobs in the last five years, according to a new survey that highlights lasting scars from the spike in U.S. long-term unemployment following the last recession. While the extent of long-term joblessness has been discussed widely, including by top Federal Reserve officials, the survey […]

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New Jersey not on target to reach greenhouse gas goal by 2050

But it stops short of making specific recommendations while examining a range of policies that other states are trying in an effort to reduce their carbon footprints, as well as many strategies frequently debated among New Jersey policymakers. “The good news in New Jersey is that there’s a lot of existing authority and programs to […]

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Franklin Township: State Resolution Opposes Northeast Supply Enhancement Project

According to a release from Williams researchers at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy estimate “the design and construction of the Northeast Supply Enhancement project will generate approximately $327 million in additional economic activity (GDP) in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. In addition, the project will directly and indirectly generate 3,186 jobs […]

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New Jersey’s Economic Outlook for 2018 Is So-So, Accountants Say

While New Jersey hasn’t had any setbacks to annual job growth since the recession officially ended in 2009, the state has been adding about 45,000 jobs each year, a pace that has lagged both the national recovery and the rate of growth experienced during the 1990s as New Jersey rebounded from a prior recession, according […]

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Rutgers study says pipeline will boost economy

While a Rutgers University study says improvements to Transco’s natural gas pipeline will boost the state’s economy, environmentalists say its conclusions are “full of hot air.” The study by the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy found that the project will generate $239.9 million in additional economic activity in New Jersey, including 2,411 direct and indirect […]

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NJ Climate Change Alliance releases new reports on anticipated climate change implications for water supply

The New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance, co-facilitated by the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and the Rutgers Climate Institute, has released a two-volume report on anticipated climate change implications for water supply and possible management scenarios to address challenges in New Jersey. The reports can be downloaded at  http://njadapt.rutgers.edu/

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Satisfying Transportation Needs Will Improve Quality of Life for Adults on Autism Spectrum

An integrated approach to providing access to reliable and safe transportation is needed for adults on the autism spectrum and their families, according to a new Rutgers study that offers recommendations for removing barriers to better mobility. The Rutgers report addresses transportation obstacles that those with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities, and […]

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New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center releases new report finding road infrastructure contributes to pedestrian fatalities

The New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center, managed by the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center’s (VTC) Pedestrian and Bicycle Practice Group, today announced the results of a study investigating the factors contributing to fatal pedestrian crashes in New Jersey. The final report, “Road Infrastructure as a Contributing Factor to Pedestrian Fatalities in New Jersey” was part […]

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