Union City employment information

IndexUnion CityNew JerseyNational
Income per capita$20,995$37,538$29,829
Median household income$42,483$73,702$55,322
Median income owner occupied$80,208$97,281$70,586
Median income renter occupied$36,631$42,169$35,192
Median earnings male$26,713$47,369$36,919
Median earnings female$19,072$32,116$26,250
Unemployment rate6.2%5.2%4.7%
Poverty level24.3%10.9%15.1%
The Union City, NJ employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Union City is $20,995, which is 44% lower than than the New Jersey average and 30% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $42,483, which is 42% lower than than the New Jersey average and 23% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Union City is 6%, which is 34% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Union City is 24% which is 61% higher than than the national average.

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$Input your household income
$28,319$42,483$84,966
City
$49,129$73,702$147,404
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Union City is 30% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Union City is 23% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Union City is 34% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Union City is 61% higher than the national average.

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Union City employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry13.2%0.6%
Manufacturing sector9.9%0.1%
Financial & insurance services2.5%4.2%
Wholesale & retail services16.1%18.9%
Public administration2.7%1.2%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities13.8%4.9%
Education, health & social services5.5%30.0%
Other34.2%30.2%

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Source: The Union City, NJ employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).