Jersey City employment information

IndexJersey CityNew JerseyNational
Income per capita$32,791$36,359$28,555
Median household income$58,907$72,062$53,482
Median income owner occupied$91,052$94,365$68,142
Median income renter occupied$46,810$41,062$33,219
Median earnings male$43,901$47,106$36,116
Median earnings female$32,941$32,292$25,692
Unemployment rate7.2%6.4%5.8%
Poverty level19.0%10.7%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Jersey City is 15% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Jersey City is 10% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Jersey City is 23% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Jersey City is 22% higher than the national average.

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Jersey City median earnings by income bracket

Jersey City employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry5.0%0.6%
Manufacturing sector6.0%0.2%
Financial & insurance services12.7%9.5%
Wholesale & retail services13.6%13.5%
Public administration3.1%3.7%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.8%4.0%
Education, health & social services11.2%32.5%

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Glen Ridge, NJ7,606$169,006216%
Jersey City, NJ255,861$58,90710%

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Chula Vista, CA253,031$66,11024%
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Orlando, FL250,224$41,90122%
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Jersey City, NJ255,861$58,90710%
Source: The Jersey City, NJ employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.