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60.5 %

April 9, 2015

New Jersey women 16 years and older are participating in the workforce at a significantly higher rate than the national average -- 60.5 percent, as opposed to 46.8 percent, according to the Institute of Women’s Policy Research.

The rate of New Jersey men is 71.6 percent.

Indeed, New Jersey women have a higher rate of managerial and professional jobs than men in the Garden State -- 43.2 percent vs. 37.5 percent. Still, women’s wage differential from men remains quite significant: Women make only 80 cents for every dollar a man makes in New Jersey. At the current rate of improving the gender-wage ratio in New Jersey, men and women won’t be earning the same money until 2055.

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