New Jersey Employment Data by County

County with the Most Businesses: Bergen County New Jersey, 31,942
County with the Most Employees: Bergen County New Jersey, 399,097
County with Highest Average Hourly Wage: Somerset County New Jersey, $1,655
County with Highest Unemployment Rate: Cape May County New Jersey, 13.0%



Atlantic County New Jersey

Total Businesses6,2342.4% of state total
Total Employment103,3773.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$80163.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade98115.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services33,69232.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places5789.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Casino hotels19,62619.0% of county employees



Bergen County New Jersey

Total Businesses31,94212.1% of state total
Total Employment399,09711.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,23198.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare3,90212.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare78,26719.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1,9176.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places23,8296.0% of county employees



Burlington County New Jersey

Total Businesses10,4123.9% of state total
Total Employment179,1695.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,04883.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade1,29412.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare31,27317.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places6586.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places11,4946.4% of county employees



Camden County New Jersey

Total Businesses11,4894.3% of state total
Total Employment174,9485.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$98178.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare1,66814.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare41,01123.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places7676.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places12,8257.3% of county employees



Cape May County New Jersey

Total Businesses3,7741.4% of state total
Total Employment33,1351.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$64151.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate13.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Accommodation and food services88423.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services9,78129.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places56114.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places6,51019.6% of county employees



Cumberland County New Jersey

Total Businesses2,9561.1% of state total
Total Employment48,1751.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$80363.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate7.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade48516.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare9,71820.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1886.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Glass and glass product manufacturing3,0756.4% of county employees



Essex County New Jersey

Total Businesses19,5917.4% of state total
Total Employment271,1647.8% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,283102.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare2,77914.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare49,30118.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1,1956.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places14,8535.5% of county employees



Gloucester County New Jersey

Total Businesses6,0392.3% of state total
Total Employment88,8902.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$83966.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade88014.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade18,21520.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places3816.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places8,1369.2% of county employees



Hudson County New Jersey

Total Businesses14,5635.5% of state total
Total Employment221,0476.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,471117.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade1,97413.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Finance and insurance37,24216.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Unclassified1,2668.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places14,3486.5% of county employees



Hunterdon County New Jersey

Total Businesses3,8251.4% of state total
Total Employment40,1271.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,311104.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services54914.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade6,76816.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places2376.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3,0177.5% of county employees



Mercer County New Jersey

Total Businesses10,6634.0% of state total
Total Employment177,7575.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,346107.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services1,87417.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare26,30014.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places6536.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places10,1645.7% of county employees



Middlesex County New Jersey

Total Businesses21,5018.1% of state total
Total Employment369,14510.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,21596.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services3,56416.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare48,19513.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Computer systems design and related services1,6367.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Temporary help services24,0796.5% of county employees



Monmouth County New Jersey

Total Businesses19,2637.3% of state total
Total Employment226,4146.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,01080.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services2,54313.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare44,73719.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1,4467.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places21,8319.6% of county employees



Morris County New Jersey

Total Businesses16,4776.2% of state total
Total Employment259,3297.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,610128.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services2,48615.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Professional services36,87514.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places9665.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places13,7525.3% of county employees



Ocean County New Jersey

Total Businesses12,7154.8% of state total
Total Employment139,9564.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$77261.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction1,70513.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare34,11224.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places9357.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places13,2139.4% of county employees



Passaic County New Jersey

Total Businesses12,1914.6% of state total
Total Employment139,2244.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$96676.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade1,77314.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare26,23218.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places7716.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places8,4276.1% of county employees



Salem County New Jersey

Total Businesses1,1840.4% of state total
Total Employment17,1720.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,08386.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare18715.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare2,90116.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places595.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places9475.5% of county employees



Somerset County New Jersey

Total Businesses9,8193.7% of state total
Total Employment170,9094.9% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,655131.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services1,62816.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Professional services21,85512.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places5996.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Management of companies and enterprises11,6656.8% of county employees



Sussex County New Jersey

Total Businesses3,3091.3% of state total
Total Employment31,1590.9% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$82966.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction45713.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare6,43920.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places2016.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2,4317.8% of county employees



Union County New Jersey

Total Businesses13,8525.2% of state total
Total Employment189,7815.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,349107.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade1,86313.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare30,71516.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places9146.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places11,3166.0% of county employees



Warren County New Jersey

Total Businesses2,6301.0% of state total
Total Employment28,3710.8% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$93374.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade35613.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade6,00821.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1927.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2,2848.1% of county employees






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This page was created and is maintained by Kurt Tietjen, Founder of Stavera, High Peak Media & HomeGearWorks.com. Kurt is an executive, data scientist and software engineer who holds an MBA in Management Information Systems. In 2010, he partnered with scientists at Northwestern University to launch The Street Wire. This was one of the first mainstream uses of what would become “Narrative Science”, an artificial intelligence platform specializing in natural language generation. You can contact Kurt on LinkedIn here.