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Surge in New Jersey, New York port traffic boosts jobs by 20 percent in 2 years


The amount of containers that traveled through the Port of New York and New Jersey grew 9 percent from 2014 to 2016, driving job growth and increasing income and tax revenues from the ports, according to a recently released bi-annual report. The growth in cargo and jobs translated into increases in personal and business incomes, which in turn boosted local, state and federal tax revenues, according to the report, which was compiled jointly by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, a regional panel of county officials who review federal funding of transportation projects, and the New York Shipping Association, a port industry group. more

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