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Jersey City Jobs Overview

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145,423
Job Openings
4.4%
Unemployment Rate
$61,300
Median Base Salary
264k
Population

Jersey City has the 68th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 6.7% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Jersey City is part of the New York City metro area. Unemployment in the New York City area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. New York City has the largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Jersey City is above average at $61,300, and the median cost of a home in Jersey City is $323,800, which is above the national average. 42% of workers in Jersey City hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 85% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Taking public transit is especially common in Jersey City. 37% of Jersey City workers drive to work alone, 41% take public transit, 7% carpool, and 13% walk. People in Jersey City spend an average of 35 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.

Employment Resources

Jersey City One Stop Career Center

438 Summit Avenue
2nd Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07306-3175
201-795-8800

Jersey City One-Stop Career Center

438 Summit Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 7306
201-795-8800