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Mercer County has Low unemployment rate – Princeton Home Values Increase

Mercer County has Low Unemployment Rate

The unemployment rate in Mercer County is 5.3 percent, nearly three points under the New Jersey rate of 8.4 percent and lower than the latest national numbers showing a 6.7 percent unemployment rate.

Princeton Area Home Values Increase

Princeton saw the average home sell at $933,122 – a $76,254 increase from 2012’s average. Hopewell Borough also saw a sharp increase, from an average of $356,774 in 2012 to $413,944 last year, and in Pennington Borough, the average sales price rose from $414,453 in 2012 to $471,851 last year. Montgomery and Lawrence townships last year, annual unit sales were up in both municipalities, rising from 230 in 2012 to 295 last year and from 237 to 323, respectively.  West Windsor, Plainsboro and Cranbury also saw a modest rise in average sales price and a jump in annual unit sales from 554 to 638.

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West Windsor Getting Greener

WEST WINDSOR “” Mayor Shing-Fu Hsueh updated residents on the environment, he said the township has been working to include sustainability initiatives as part of its master-planning process. He highlighted the recent opening earlier this year of Princeton University’s Princeton Information Technology Center at 701 Carnegie Center as one example of an environmentally sensitive green-building initiative.

Hsueh also said a new company focused on clean-energy research, Princeton Power Systems, opening its offices here is good for both business and for sustainability efforts in the township.

The township also is working with PSE&G, discussing retrofitting the municipal complex with solar power cells and conducting other clean-energy initiatives locally.