NJ Stats: Civilian Participation Rate in the Labor Force in 2013

(Ages 16-64)

Rank State  Percent
1 Minnesota 81.1%
2 North Dakota 80.9%
3 Nebraska 80.6%
4 Iowa 79.9%
5 South Dakota 79.8%
6 New Hampshire 78.8%
7 Wisconsin 78.7%
8 Connecticut 78.0%
8 Maryland 78.0%
10 Wyoming 77.9%
11 Massachusetts 77.7%
12 Kansas 77.1%
12 Alaska 77.1%
14 Vermont 76.9%
14 Colorado 76.9%
16 Rhode Island 76.8%
17 Hawaii 75.9%
17 Illinois 75.9%
17 New Jersey 75.9%
20 Virginia 75.7%
21 Maine 75.3%
22 Delaware 75.2%
23 Montana 75.1%
24 Utah 74.8%
25 Pennsylvania 74.5%
25 Missouri 74.5%
27 Nevada 74.4%
28 Ohio 74.2%
29 Washington 74.0%
30 Indiana 73.8%
31 New York 73.4%
32 Oregon 73.3%
33 Idaho 73.2%
33 North Carolina 73.2%
35 Texas 72.8%
36 Michigan 72.3%
37 California 72.1%
38 Florida 71.9%
39 Tennessee 71.7%
40 South Carolina 71.6%
41 Oklahoma 71.4%
42 Georgia 71.3%
43 Arizona 70.3%
44 Kentucky 69.5%
45 New Mexico 69.2%
46 Louisiana 69.1%
47 Arkansas 68.6%
48 Alabama 68.2%
49 Mississippi 66.8%
50 West Virginia 65.5%


The 50 State Average Participation Rate is
74.4%

New Jersey is: 1.5% higher than the Average

Source: Population Reference Bureau. “People Ages 16 to 64 Who Are in the Labor Force (1-Year ACS).” 2013. Accessed July 2015. http://www.prb.org/DataFinder/Topic/Rankings.aspx?ind=292