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State of New Jersey Demographics
Located in the BLS New York-New Jersey region, the Garden State is known for tourism in Atlantic City and Jersey Shore, proximity to New York City, shipping ports, and major pharmaceutical firms. Despite a much slower recovery from the recession relative to other states, New Jersey has recently shown evidence the labor market and residential construction is gaining momentum. On the downside, deeply troubled state finances continue to limit New Jersey’s economic growth. (Source: Wells Fargo Securities, LLC)
The latest employment scorecard for the State of New Jersey for August 2016 to August 2017 is listed below, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. New Jersey has a mixed employment scorecard, with a basically flat labor force, growing only 0.04 percent, a labor force slightly down by 0.3 percent, and an improved unemployment rate, with a decrease of 0.5 percent to 4.5 percent. You can view what jobs are available in New Jersey, as well as which sectors of the economy are growing most quickly, on our Job Listings page.
View more New Jersey demographics, largest cities and counties, news sources, investor relations sites, and a directory to the individual page for each city and county in the State of New Jersey below. More employment information for the State of New Jersey and each of the state’s metropolitan areas in our Employment Database. This database includes 10-years rolling data on the unemployment rate and total labor force for all 50 states, the United States, and every metropolitan area in the country, including comparative analysis relating metropolitan areas to their main state and the nation.
Based on 2013 statistics, the government sector employs the greatest percentage of workers in the state, followed by health care and social assistance; retail trade; professional and technical services; and finance and insurance, respectively. The largest employers in the state (as of December 2013) include the New Jersey State Government, Wakefern Food Corporation (ShopRite), Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Verizon Communications, United Parcel Services (UPS), Johnson & Johnson, United Continental Holdings, The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P), The Home Depot, and Caesars Entertainment Corporation (formerly Harrah’s Entertainment, LLC. (Source: Merritt Research Services, LLC)
Total Population (2000, 2010, 2015*)
4.73% increase since 2000 census.
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