Why are people in New Jersey filing for unemployment, even though they have no work?

New Jersey unemployment applications have skyrocketed in recent months, as employers have been scrambling to find workers in an economy already teetering on the brink of a recession.

However, the numbers have been increasing for some people who are unemployed or have been laid off for reasons unrelated to the downturn.

The number of people applying for unemployment benefits has increased by nearly 4 million over the past year, and the unemployment rate is at a record-high of 6.8 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

A majority of the increase in applications has been among people aged 25-54, according the agency.

The state’s unemployment rate has been increasing by nearly 10 percentage points since January.

New Jersey’s unemployment applications were up about 14 percent over the same time last year.

The increase is the largest since at least 2008, when the state began to see an influx of people seeking help, the Associated Press reported.

Unemployment benefits are not tied to the duration of a job, so employers are likely to pay workers more when they are unable to find work.

The unemployment rate for those aged 25 to 54 was 5.4 percent in September, up from 4.8 in September 2016, according data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The rate for younger workers was 8.3 percent in August, up slightly from 8.2 percent in the previous month.

“The increase in jobless applications in New Jerseys is in stark contrast to the number of New Jerseyans receiving unemployment benefits,” the BLS reported.

“Jobless claims increased for the first time since November 2014 and were at a six-month high for August.”

The unemployment numbers are expected to be released in the coming weeks, with the BLL reporting that the jobless rate for people aged 15-64 fell slightly in August.

While the state’s jobless rates are high, the state is struggling to meet the growing demand for help, said Chris Turek, director of policy and research for the state unemployment office.

“We’re seeing the demand for jobs and the shortage of jobs is having a profound impact on our economy,” he said.

Turech said there has been a sharp increase in people applying to apply for unemployment.

“If you look at the number and the size of the numbers that we are seeing in the last few weeks, it is a dramatic increase in the number that we’ve seen,” he told Business Insider.

“That’s really unprecedented.

It’s really a sign that the economy is picking up, but also that the demand is not.”

A few months ago, Gov.

Chris Christie declared a state of emergency to help address the crisis, but he said the state would not be able to hire enough workers to meet its unemployment needs.

“New Jersey is in the middle of a severe jobless crisis.

We have more people seeking jobs than we can fill.

And it’s not because the state government is not working,” Christie said in a statement.