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The scary thing is, the majority ofthe conversation dominators have no idea they are doing it, so they can't even begin to address the problem until someone points it out Often, people are afraid to call them on it and as a result, the person simply continues to talk, not knowing they are turning off everyone around them. If it is a family member, take one shot at saying "It's because I love you, Uncle Kevin, that I'm going to tell you this, but the rest ofthe family is starting to avoid you because you won't shut up" This is a risky move, and it is unlikely that the offender will appreciate it, but at least you've tried The older the person is, the harder it is to curb this offensive communication habit.
Job Losses Could Match Worst Year of Last Recession Continued losses felt in many industries, as even traditional bright spots watch their growth slow to a trickle Economic Heartbeat This monthly report was prepared for NJBIZ by James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy at Rutgers Uni- Change in New Jersey Nonfarm versity; Nancy H. Mantell, director of the Rutgers Economic Advisory Service; and Joseph J. Seneca, university professor, Edward J. Bloustein School. Payroll Employment (December 2007 to November 2008 - Seasonally Adjusted) NEW JERSEY LOST another 6,200 payroll jobs mode for 2008, following steady growth in (Numbers in Thousands) in November, as the statewide employment every previous year of the current decade. In Change in Jobs downturn intensifies. According to monthly fact, 2008 will be the first year since 1996 that data released by the New Jersey Department of public sector employment has declined. Thus, Labor and Workforce Development, the state’s unless there is an unlikely growth surge in TOTAL NONFARM -34,400 cumulative employment losses this year December, the string of 11 straight years of through November total 34,400 jobs. public-sector growth will be broken. TOTAL PRIVATE SECTOR -31,800 This loss is rapidly approaching the Private-sector job losses for the year so far employment decline of 35,000 jobs recorded (December 2007 to November 2008) were led GOODS PRODUCING -18,000 in 2001, which was the worst year of the last by manufacturing (lost 13,600 jobs), trade, Natural Resources and Mining 0 recession. Thus, the current downturn is des- transportation and utilities (down 10,000 jobs), tined to be significantly worse than that of the financial activities (lost 7,600 jobs), leisure and Construction -4,400 hospitality (lost 4,700 jobs), construction (down Manufacturing -13,600 4,400 jobs), and information (lost 800 jobs). Of the total employment loss Growth was led by education and health PRIVATE SERVICE-PROVIDING -13,800 of 34,400 jobs, 31,800 were services (added 7,300 jobs), professional and business services (up 1,300 jobs), and other Trade, Transportation & Utilities -10,000 in the private sector and services (up 700 jobs). However, these bright spots started to lose their luster in November, Information -800 2,600 were in the public. when professional and business services lost Financial Activities -7,600 1,900 jobs, and education and health services 2000 to 2003 period, particularly since the gained only 300 jobs. Thus, all the major sec- Professional and Business Services 1,300 national recession also has intensified. And tors are now in decline or weakening. the December employment figures, which will The job figures for November and the year Educational and Health Services 7,300 be released in January, are likely to record the to date paint a grim economic picture. At the Leisure and Hospitality -4,700 worst employment loss year since 1991, when same time, the unemployment rate crept up to the state shed 80,300 jobs. 6.1 percent in November. While still better than Other Services 700 The accompanying table shows the the national rate of 6.7 percent, the New Jersey employment declines by sector for the first 11 unemployment rate has increased by 1.9 per- GOVERNMENT -2,600 months of 2008. Of the total employment loss centage points, or nearly by half, over the 4.2 Note: North American Industry Classification System (NAIC
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