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Employment and Occupational Information in New Jersey



Snapshot of Employment in New Jersey in 2010
3,770,550
Total Employment
9.30 %
Unemployment Rate
$50,730
Average Annual Salary
  • #7 amongst U.S. states ranked by average annual wages.

  • #9 amongst U.S. states ranked by total employment.

  • #16 amongst U.S. states ranked by total employment growth from the previous year.

  • #18 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its male civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #18 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its male civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #21 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #21 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #28 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its female civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #27 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate among men.

  • #28 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its female civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #32 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate.

  • #34 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate among women.

  • #45 amongst U.S. states ranked by average annual wages growth from the previous year.

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Total Employment for New Jersey in 2010
Figure 1. Total Employment
Total Employment by Gender for New Jersey in 2010
Figure 2. Employment by Gender
Employment Percent Change for New Jersey in 2010 Figure 3. Employment Percent Change
Unemployment Rate for New Jersey in 2010 Figure 4. Unemployment Rate
Percent of Civilian Population (16 and above) in Employment in New Jersey in 2010 Figure 5. Percentage of Civilian Population in Employment


New Jersey
United States
Total Employment
3,770,550
127,097,160
Total Employment Amount Change from 2009 to 2010
-80,220
-3,550,450
Total Employment Percent Change from 2009 to 2010
-0.02 %
-0.03 %
Percent of Women Employed
54.40 %
53.60 %
Percent of Men Employed
66.40 %
58.50 %
Unemployment Rate
9.30 %
9.60 %
Unemployment Rate Amongst Women
8.80 %
8.60 %
Unemployment Rate Amongst Men
9.70 %
10.50 %
Table 1. Employment Information for New Jersey


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Salary Information for New Jersey
Annual Salary Distribution for New Jersey in 2010 Figure 6. Annual Salary Distribution
Hourly Wage Distribution for New Jersey in 2010 Figure 7. Hourly Wage Distribution
Average Annual Salary for New Jersey in 2010 Figure 8. Average Annual Salary
Average Hourly Wage for New Jersey in 2010 Figure 9. Average Hourly Wage
Wage Increase Percent for New Jersey in 2010 Figure 10. Average Annual Wage Percent Change


New Jersey
United States
Average Annual Salary
$50,730
$44,410
Average Hourly Wage
$24.39
$21.35
Average Annual Salary Change from 2009 to 2010
0.01 %
0.02 %
Table 2. Salary Information for New Jersey


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VIEW ALL NEW JERSEY OCCUPATIONS HERE
HIGHEST PAYING OCCUPATIONS
1. Management Occupations: $129,070
2. Legal Occupations: $103,260
3. Computer and Mathematical Occupations: $85,570
4. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: $82,330
5. Architecture and Engineering Occupations: $80,450
Table 3. Highest Paying New Jersey Occupations

FASTEST GROWING SALARIES
1. Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations: 0.06 %
2. Construction and Extraction Occupations: 0.04 %
3. Management Occupations: 0.03 %
4. Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations: 0.03 %
5. Protective Service Occupations: 0.03 %
Table 4. New Jersey Occupations with the Fastest Growing Salaries

POPULAR OCCUPATIONS
1. Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 17.98 %
2. Sales and Related Occupations: 10.72 %
3. Education, Training, and Library Occupations: 7.71 %
4. Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 7.53 %
5. Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations: 7.05 %
Table 5. Popular New Jersey Occupations
(Percentage of Total Employment for the State)
FASTEST GROWING EMPLOYMENT
1. Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations: 0.08 %
2. Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations: 0.05 %
3. Healthcare Support Occupations: 0.04 %
4. Business and Financial Operations Occupations: 0.02 %
5. Education, Training, and Library Occupations: 0.02 %
Table 6. New Jersey Occupations with the Fastest Growing Employment


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New Jersey Metro Areas Information


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HIGHEST PAYING METRO AREAS
1. Trenton-Ewing, NJ: $56,000
2. Newark-Union, NJ: $53,550
3. Edison-New Brunswick, NJ: $51,100
4. Camden, NJ: $46,300
5. Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ: $42,340
Table 7. Metro Areas with the Highest Salaries

METRO AREAS WITH FASTEST GROWING WAGES
1. Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ: 0.03 %
2. Trenton-Ewing, NJ: 0.02 %
3. Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ: 0.02 %
4. Ocean City, NJ: 0.02 %
5. Newark-Union, NJ: 0.01 %
Table 8. Metro Areas with the Fastest Growing Salaries

POPULAR METRO AREAS
1. Edison-New Brunswick, NJ: 962,750
2. Newark-Union, NJ: 953,540
3. Camden, NJ: 499,700
4. Trenton-Ewing, NJ: 214,520
5. Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ: 135,380
Table 9. Metro Areas with Highest Employment
FASTEST GROWING METRO AREAS
1. Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ: 0.00 %
2. Trenton-Ewing, NJ: -0.01 %
3. Edison-New Brunswick, NJ: -0.02 %
4. Newark-Union, NJ: -0.02 %
5. Camden, NJ: -0.02 %
Table 10. Metro Areas with the Fastest Growing Employment


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New Jersey Industry Business Statistics Information
LARGEST EMPLOYMENT
1. Health care and social assistance: 14.05%
2. Retail trade: 12.76%
3. Professional, scientific, and technical services: 9.09%
4. Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services: 8.07%
5. Accommodation and food services: 8%
Table 11. Local Industries with the Largest Employment (2008)
LARGEST NUMER OF FIRMS
1. Professional, scientific, and technical services: 29,369
2. Retail trade: 24,324
3. Construction: 23,953
4. Other services (except public administration): 22,528
5. Health care and social assistance: 21,593
Table 12. Local Industries with the Largest Number of Registered Firms (2008)
HIGHEST EMPLOYMENT PER FIRM
1. Utilities: 219.22
2. Management of companies and enterprises: 139.85
3. Information: 50
4. Manufacturing: 33.19
5. Finance and insurance: 31.82
Table 13. Local Industries with the Highest Number of Employees Per Firm (2008)
HIGHEST ANNUAL PAYROLL PER FIRM
1. Utilities: $21,825,646
2. Management of companies and enterprises: $15,105,617
3. Information: $4,109,140
4. Finance and insurance: $2,951,882
5. Manufacturing: $1,854,261
Table 14. Local Industries with the Highest Annual Payroll Per Firm (2008)


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Further Information on Employment and Occupations in New Jersey


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Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor and U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Commerce


NEW JERSEY METRO AREAS


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