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.