Total Labor Force (2018)

4,424,320

Total Population

8,908,520

Population Rank Among States

11th

American Community Survey, 2013-2017

Public School Spending Per Student

$22,424

Rank Among States

4th

U.S. Census Bureau, May 2020

Statewide Unemployment Rate (2018)

4.1%

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Newark Workforce Development Board

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Ocean County Workforce Development Board

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Labor Force Data

*United States Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance National Data, 2018 Non-seasonally adjusted

New Jersey National
Year-over Annual Job Growth
0.9%
1.7%
Year-over Average Wage Growth
2.6%
3.3%
Annual Average Unemployment Rate
4.1%
3.9%
Unemployment Exhaustion Rate
47.7%
34.6%
Annual Labor Participation Rate
62.4%
62.9%

Education Levels

*Ages 25 and Older according to the American Community Survey (ACS) educational attainment data.

Less than high school (10.1% New Jersey | 12.0% National)
10.1%
12%
High school (27.2% New Jersey | 27.1% National)
27.1%
27.1%
Some college/Associate Degree (23.0% New Jersey | 28.9% National)
23%
28.9%
Bachelor's degree or greater (24.2% New Jersey | 32.0% National)
24.2%
32%

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