60.5 %

April 9, 2015 | Number of The Day
Percent of New Jersey women 16 years and older who are in the workforce

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.