Did you know that New Jersey has proportionately more dinkey engine operators than the national average? That registered nurses in New Jersey have an average yearly income of over $77,000? Or that there are only 50 genetic counselors in the state? These occupational data are among the almost 800 specialties profiled in the May 2013 (just released) State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates: New Jersey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Each job title is accompanied by state employment figures, RSEs, local quotients, and hourly/yearly wages (BLS technospeak explained here) with links to national figures for comparative purposes. You can focus in on just one main occupational group or scroll through the bewildering array of jobs located in this state. Other state profiles are available as is the entire national data set; reports back to 1997 are here.
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Fiscal impetus and the Great Recession (Bureau of Labor Statistics).
This recent article from nj.com provides additional information as well as a rendering of the floor plan for the new school.
Most if not all the EU countries have national policies determining this wage benchmark. This table presents the most recent information; unless otherwise stated, the minimum wage level is calculated on a monthly basis. An overview of this topic is provided by the European Parliamentary Research Service.
Various statistical comparisons in a graphic format are presented; additional data on wages and salaries can also be accessed. As far as unemployment goes, the more education you have, the less chance you have of being out of work.
Data for private sector vs. public sector are given as well as a breakdown by profession/industry; these latter indicators offer a comparison between 2004 and 2014. An accompanying chart shows the decline in union membership since; additional information, such as the number of union members in New Jersey, can be found here.