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WalletHub: New Jersey employers have the 3rd smallest hiring struggle in the U.S.

NEW JERSEY – New Jersey employers have the 8th smallest hiring struggle in the U.S., according to a study done by WalletHub.

With the labor force participation rate at 62.6%, one of the lowest rates in decades, WalletHub Wednesday released its report on 2023’s States Where Employers Are Struggling the Most in Hiring.

In order to see where employers are struggling the most in hiring, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on the rate of job openings for both the latest month and the last 12 months.

New Jersey Hiring Struggle Stats

  • Job openings rate during the latest month: 4.90%
  • Job openings rate in the past 12 months: 5.39%
  • Overall rank: 3rd smallest hiring struggle in the country

Source: WalletHub

Here are the top 5 states where employers were struggling the most in hiring:

  1. Alaska
  2. West Virginia
  3. Louisiana
  4. Georgia
  5. South Carolina

Here are the top 5 states where employers were struggling the least in hiring:

  1. New York
  2. Washington
  3. New Jersey
  4. Hawaii
  5. Indiana

To view the full list, click here.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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