4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Source: NJ Dept of Labor and Workforce
Development, August 2017

4,515,732

Labor Force

Source: NJ Dept of Labor and Workforce
Development,  August 2017

8.9M

Population

Source: US Census, 2016

$581.1B

State GDP
(current dollars)

Source: US Bureau of
Economic Analysis, 2016

$61,968

GDP Per
Capita

Source: US Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2016

3.19%

Of U.S.
GDP

Source: US Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2016

21 NEW JERSEY FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES 2017



*Also listed as Global 500 Companies
Source: Fortune, June 2017

Largest Employers in New Jersey



Source: NJBIZ Top Employers List 2017

*Non-governmental

Largest Employers in New Jersey By Industry















Source: NJBIZ Top Employers List 2017

*Non-governmental

Largest Private Employment Sectors

#1 – Trade, Transportation
& Utilities
#2 – Education &
Healthcare Services
#3 – Professional &
Business Services
#4 – Leisure
& Hospitality
#5 – Manufacturing
25% - N.J. 25%
30% - U.S. 30%
19% - N.J. 19%
18% - U.S. 18%
19% - N.J. 19%
16% - U.S. 16%
11% - N.J. 11%
13% - U.S. 13%
7% - N.J. 7%
10% - U.S. 10%

Education Attainment



Source: US Census, American FactFinder, 2015

education

2 of 61

AAU Research Schools
Princeton University &
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Select Institutions of Higher Education



Source: Office of the Secretary of Higher Education, 2016

Key Roads

New Jersey Key Roads
Garden State Parkway
New Jersey Turnpike
Interstate 76
Interstate 95
Interstate 195
Interstate 278
Interstate 280
Interstate 295
Interstate 676
Atlantic City Expressway
Palisades Interstate Parkway

Public Airports

flights

Cities with Daily non-stop flights from new jersey

100+ North America
35+ Europe
35 South America & Caribbean
14 Middle East & Africa
10 Asia

Newark International Airport

  • 15th busiest airport in the United States
  • 40.3 million passengers and more than 747,000 tons of cargo handled in 2016

Philadelphia International Airport

  • 20th busiest airport in the United States
  • 30.1 million passengers handled in 2016

JFK international Airport

LaGuardia Airport

Atlantic City International Airport

Trenton/Mercer Airport

Rail & Bus

230

Bus
Routes

Source: NJ Transit

12

commuter
rail lines

Source: NJ Transit

1000

class i
freight
railroads

Ports

#1

Largest Cargo Port
on the east coast

Port of New York & New Jersey

Source: NJ Transit

#3

busiest port

in the United States

5.8

Million 20 ft.
equiv. cargo units
handled in 2014

Source: NJ Transit

$200

Billion worth
of cargo moves
through the port in 2016

Source: NJ Transit

Taxes

Corporate Income Tax (Single Sales Factor) 9%
Personal Income Tax 1.4% to 8.97%
Sales Tax 7% (3.5% in UEZs)

Utilities

natural-gas
New Jersey Natural Gas
PSE&G
South Jersey Gas
Elizabethtown Gas
electric
PSE&G
Atlantic City Electric
Jersey Central Power & Light
Orange Rockland Electric
water
New Jersey American Water Co.
SUEZ Water
Aqua New Jersey
communications
Verizon
Sprint
AT&T
Optimum
Comcast
Lightower Fiber

Broadband

#1

most connected
state in the u.s.

Source: Broadbandnow.com

98.7%

of population
has access to
wired broadband
100mbps or faster

99%

of population has
access to wireless
service

64.3%

of population has
access to fiber-optic service

Largest municipalities

NJ Largest Municipalities


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