Carteret employment information

IndexCarteretNew JerseyNational
Income per capita$24,926$37,538$29,829
Median household income$67,776$73,702$55,322
Median income owner occupied$76,923$97,281$70,586
Median income renter occupied$50,533$42,169$35,192
Median earnings male$39,505$47,369$36,919
Median earnings female$27,508$32,116$26,250
Unemployment rate7.4%5.2%4.7%
Poverty level13.5%10.9%15.1%
The Carteret, 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 Carteret is $24,926, which is 34% lower than than the New Jersey average and 16% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $67,776, which is 8% lower than than the New Jersey average and 23% higher than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Carteret is 7%, which is 60% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Carteret is 14% which is 10% lower than than the national average.

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$Input your household income
$45,179$67,776$135,552
City
$49,129$73,702$147,404
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
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  • The income per capita in Carteret is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Carteret is 23% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Carteret is 60% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Carteret is 10% lower than the national average.

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Carteret median earnings by income bracket

Carteret employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry5.6%2.0%
Manufacturing sector9.5%0.0%
Financial & insurance services2.1%5.5%
Wholesale & retail services14.1%14.4%
Public administration5.6%3.9%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities24.7%5.1%
Education, health & social services11.3%31.3%
Other25.2%27.4%

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New Providence, NJ12,434$139,375152%
Summit, NJ21,895$136,491147%
Carteret, NJ23,966$67,77623%

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Carteret, NJ23,966$67,77623%
Source: The Carteret, NJ employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).