Many of us grew up learning how to fight with words - convinced that communication is all about winning an argument or debate. Regardless of the reasoning, Tim's attitude creates an environment where people are hesitant to include him in projects or meetings, for fear that it will only result in unnecessary tension or frustration. [...] Tim can simply acknowledge or accept that someone has a different point of view or opinion on what he calls "the facts," even if he disagrees.
New Jersey Employment Losses Extend into October This monthly report was prepared for NJBIZ by James W. Hughes, dean of the Economic Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy at Rutgers University; Change in N.J. Nonfarm Payroll Employment Heartbeat Nancy H. Mantell, director of the Rutgers Economic Advisory Service; and (September 2008 to October 2008 - Seasonally Adjusted) Joseph J. Seneca, university professor, Edward J. Bloustein School. (Numbers in Thousands) THE SHARP RETRENCHMENT in national decrease of any business sector. Employment Change: Sept. to Oct. labor markets continues to take its toll in New also fell in finance (down 700 jobs) as the Jersey. The state lost 6,000 payroll jobs in Octo- ongoing restructuring of the financial sector Number Percent ber, bringing total job losses to 27,200 this year. continues to hurt New Jersey. Construction TOTAL NONFARM -6,000 -0.1 Private-sector employment in New Jersey over employment continued to decline, by 200 the same period has fallen by 25,000 jobs. The jobs, as did other services (down 300 jobs), TOTAL PRIVATE SECTOR -6,100 -0.2 state’s unemployment rate increased to 6 per- and information services (down 200 jobs). GOODS PRODUCING -2,200 -0.5 cent from 5.8 percent a month ago — a level not Only two private business sectors gained reached since July 2003, when labor markets jobs in October. Business and professional Natural Resources and Mining 0 0.0 were still declining from the recession of 2001. services added 200 jobs in October, the same Construction -200 -0.1 The separate household survey indicated the gain as in September. However, prior to Sep- Manufacturing -2,000 -0.7 number of unemployed in New Jersey increased tember, employment in the sector had by 9,200 in October, and by 85,300 for year. Also, increased by 2,700 jobs. The small increase PRIVATE SERVICE-PROVIDING -3,900 -0.1 the broad-based nature of the job declines last over the last two months indicates that there Trade, Transportation & Utilities -2,500 -0.3 month indicate that the recession has spread has been a sharp deceleration in job growth in Information -200 -0.2 beyond the original sectors of weakness (con- this large sector. A likely factor behind this is a struction, manufacturing and finance) to affect decline in temporary employment, often one Financial Activities -700 -0.3 nearly all areas of the economy. of the first labor market casualties in a reces- Professional and Business Services 200 0.0 The largest job losses in October sion. The other private business sector that Educational and Health Services 1,200 0.2 occurred in the trade, transportation and gained employment was education and utilities sector (down 2,500 jobs), with most health, which increased by 1,200 jobs. Public Leisure and Hospitality -1,600 -0.5 of the losses occurring in retail trade. This is sector employment edged up by 100 jobs. Other Services -300 -0.2 due to the precipitous decline in consumer One important caveat to the October GOVERNMENT 100 0.0 spending in the last two months. The leisure report is that given the accelerating and steep and hospitality sector, also heavily reliant on changes that are occurring in labor markets, Federal Government 200 0.3 consumer spending, was also affected signif- significant revisions to the state employment State Government -500 -0.3 icantly, with a loss of 1,600 jobs. Manufactur- data are likely at the end of the year. Local Government 400 0.1 ing jobs continued to plummet with a further Nevertheless, both the payroll survey and loss of 2,000 jobs in October, bringing the the household survey are clearly indicating Note: North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) employment sectors. Source: New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development decline for the year to 11,800 jobs. This repre- that the national re
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