1996 ANNUAL AVERAGE LABOR FORCE ESTIMATES BY MUNICIPALITY

  
 
 
   1996 ANNUAL AVERAGE LABOR FORCE ESTIMATES BY MUNICIPALITY
                     For The County of Atlantic
                                                              Unemployment
  Municipality        Labor Force   Employment Unemployment      Rate
  Absecon                 4,226       3,886        340            8.0
  Atlantic City          20,278      17,388      2,890           14.3
  Brigantine              7,312       6,829        483            6.6
  Buena                   2,375       2,006        369           15.5
  Buena Vista             3,889       3,496        393           10.1
  Corbin City               213         200         13            6.1
  Egg Harbor             14,896      13,873      1,023            6.9
  Egg Harbor City         2,344       2,075        269           11.5
  Estell Manor              778         746         32            4.1
  Folsom                  1,212       1,140         72            5.9
  Galloway               14,182      13,294        888            6.3
  Hamilton                9,554       8,979        575            6.0
  Hammonton               6,711       6,236        475            7.1
  Linwood                 3,686       3,522        164            4.4
  Longport                  597         537         60           10.1
  Margate City            4,808       4,560        248            5.2
  Mullica                 3,271       2,942        329           10.1
  Northfield              4,241       4,082        159            3.7
  Pleasantville           9,212       8,034      1,178           12.8
  Port Republic             562         536         26            4.6
  Somers Point            6,682       6,331        351            5.3
  Ventnor City            6,459       6,127        332            5.1
  Weymouth                1,074         995         79            7.4
     TOTAL              128,561     117,813       10,748          8.4
    
 
   1996 ANNUAL AVERAGE LABOR FORCE ESTIMATES BY MUNICIPALITY
                     For The County of Bergen
                                                              Unemployment
  Municipality        Labor Force   Employment Unemployment      Rate
  Allendale               3,134       2,993        141            4.5
  Alpine                    858         844         14            1.6
  Bergenfield            13,645      12,824        821            6.0
  Bogota                  4,410       4,097        313            7.1
  Carlstadt               3,061       2,939        122            4.0
  Cliffside Park         11,060      10,287        773            7.0
  Closter                 4,269       4,091        178            4.2
  Cresskill               3,682       3,538        144            3.9
  Demarest                2,457       2,376         81            3.3
  Dumont                  9,166       8,718        448            4.9
  East Rutherford         4,360       4,102        258            5.9
  Edgewater               3,230       3,103        127            3.9
  Elmwood Park            9,304       8,744        560            6.0
  Emerson                 3,578       3,395        183            5.1
  Englewood              13,597      12,734        863            6.3
  Englewood Cliffs        2,772       2,692         80            2.9
  Fair Lawn              15,650      14,946        704            4.5
  Fairview                5,814       5,286        528            9.1
  Fort Lee               16,988      16,021        967            5.7
  Franklin Lakes          5,048       4,849        199            3.9
  Garfield               14,176      13,107      1,069            7.5
  Glen Rock               5,461       5,315        146            2.7
  Hackensack             21,896      20,386      1,510            6.9
  Harrington Park         2,512       2,445         67            2.7
  Hasbrouck Heights       6,181       5,843        338            5.5
  Haworth                 1,688       1,621         67            4.0
  Hillsdale               5,128       4,879        249            4.9
  Ho-Ho-Kus               2,012       1,962         50            2.5
  Leonia                  4,525       4,367        158            3.5
  Little Ferry            6,036       5,594        442            7.3
  Lodi                   12,196      11,177      1,019            8.4
  Lyndhurst               9,590       9,069        521            5.4
  Mahwah                 10,768      10,254        514            4.8
  Maywood                 5,071       4,827        244            4.8
  Midland Park            3,789       3,601        188            5.0
  Montvale                3,828       3,676        152            4.0
  Moonachie               1,567       1,474         93            5.9
  New Milford             8,724       8,128        596            6.8
  North Arlington         7,314       6,902        412            5.6
  Northvale               2,747       2,663         84            3.1
  Norwood                 2,466       2,403         63            2.6
  Oakland                 6,807       6,563        244            3.6
  Old Tappan              2,169       2,119         50            2.3
  Oradell                 4,268       4,101        167            3.9
  Palisades Park          8,004       7,484        520            6.5
  Paramus                12,773      12,212        561            4.4
  Park Ridge              4,479       4,245        234            5.2
  Ramsey                  7,049       6,733        316            4.5
  Ridgefield              5,281       5,043        238            4.5
  Ridgefield Park         7,148       6,756        392            5.5
  Ridgewood              12,068      11,618        450            3.7
  River Edge              5,637       5,439        198            3.5
  River Vale              5,074       4,848        226            4.5
  Rochelle Park           2,852       2,724        128            4.5
  Rockleigh                  80          80          0            0.0
  Rutherford              9,494       9,021        473            5.0
  Saddle Brook            7,208       6,730        478            6.6
  Saddle River            1,445       1,407         38            2.6
  South Hackensack        1,155       1,067         88            7.6
  Teaneck                20,777      19,605      1,172            5.6
  Tenafly                 6,277       6,075        202            3.2
  Teterboro                  16          16          0            0.0
  Upper Saddle River      3,558       3,442        116            3.3
  Waldwick                5,588       5,253        335            6.0
  Wallington              6,180       5,592        588            9.5
  Washington              5,258       5,094        164            3.1
  Westwood                5,793       5,540        253            4.4
  Wood-Ridge              4,072       3,899        173            4.2
  Woodcliff Lake          2,613       2,567         46            1.8
  Wyckoff                 7,683       7,476        207            2.7
     TOTAL              444,569     421,025       23,544          5.3
   
 
   1996 ANNUAL AVERAGE LABOR FORCE ESTIMATES BY MUNICIPALITY
                     For The County of Burlington
                                                              Unemployment
  Municipality        Labor Force   Employment Unemployment      Rate
  Bass River                797         754         43            5.4
  Beverly                 1,545       1,413        132            8.5
  Bordentown city         2,682       2,608         74            2.8
  Bordentown township     4,884       4,628        256            5.2
  Burlington city         5,494       5,102        392            7.1
  Burlington township     7,449       7,075        374            5.0
  Chesterfield            1,669       1,639         30            1.8
  Cinnaminson             8,314       7,941        373            4.5
  Delanco                 1,936       1,869         67            3.5
  Delran                  7,872       7,494        378            4.8
  Eastampton              2,970       2,822        148            5.0
  Edgewater Park          5,306       5,121        185            3.5
  Evesham                22,207      21,604        603            2.7
  Fieldsboro                309         281         28            9.1
  Florence                5,931       5,641        290            4.9
  Hainesport              1,728       1,672         56            3.2
  Lumberton               3,960       3,789        171            4.3
  Mansfield               1,803       1,748         55            3.1
  Maple Shade            12,139      11,481        658            5.4
  Medford                11,589      11,034        555            4.8
  Medford Lakes           2,855       2,743        112            3.9
  Moorestown              8,888       8,592        296            3.3
  Mount Holly             5,451       5,031        420            7.7
  Mount Laurel           19,158      18,619        539            2.8
  New Hanover               900         873         27            3.0
  North Hanover           4,051       3,779        272            6.7
  Palmyra                 4,316       4,057        259            6.0
  Pemberton borough         787         747         40            5.1
  Pemberton township     16,099      15,039      1,060            6.6
  Riverside               4,455       4,129        326            7.3
  Riverton                1,616       1,586         30            1.9
  Shamong                 3,183       3,072        111            3.5
  Southampton             4,368       4,145        223            5.1
  Springfield             1,771       1,700         71            4.0
  Tabernacle              4,376       4,238        138            3.2
  Washington                379         354         25            6.6
  Westampton              3,653       3,508        145            4.0
  Willingboro            22,166      20,798      1,368            6.2
  Woodland                  689         650         39            5.7
  Wrightstown             1,208       1,071        137           11.3
     TOTAL              220,953     210,448       10,505          4.8
    
 
   1996 ANNUAL AVERAGE LABOR FORCE ESTIMATES BY MUNICIPALITY
                     For The County of Camden
                                                              Unemployment
  Municipality        Labor Force   Employment Unemployment      Rate
  Audubon                 5,045       4,821        224            4.4
  Audubon Park              561         526         35            6.2
  Barrington              3,728       3,568        160            4.3
  Bellmawr                6,983       6,602        381            5.5
  Berlin borough          2,952       2,806        146            4.9
  Berlin township         2,830       2,703        127            4.5
  Brooklawn                 949         893         56            5.9
  Camden                 33,356      27,750      5,606           16.8
  Cherry Hill            37,631      36,399      1,232            3.3
  Chesilhurst               669         614         55            8.2
  Clementon               3,059       2,864        195            6.4
  Collingswood            8,526       8,203        323            3.8
  Gibbsboro               1,416       1,344         72            5.1
  Gloucester township    29,670      28,071      1,599            5.4
  Gloucester City         6,269       5,886        383            6.1
  Haddon                  7,799       7,615        184            2.4
  Haddon Heights          4,037       3,941         96            2.4
  Haddonfield             5,998       5,888        110            1.8
  Hi-Nella                  599         557         42            7.0
  Laurel Springs          1,184       1,112         72            6.1
  Lawnside                1,377       1,243        134            9.7
  Lindenwold             11,683      10,929        754            6.5
  Magnolia                2,868       2,750        118            4.1
  Merchantville           2,144       2,046         98            4.6
  Mount Ephraim           2,348       2,256         92            3.9
  Oaklyn borough          2,291       2,210         81            3.5
  Pennsauken             17,974      17,182        792            4.4
  Pine Hill               5,517       5,115        402            7.3
  Pine Valley                10          10          0            0.0
  Runnemede               4,773       4,535        238            5.0
  Somerdale               2,935       2,809        126            4.3
  Stratford               4,220       4,027        193            4.6
  Tavistock                  23          23          0            0.0
  Voorhees               14,060      13,706        354            2.5
  Waterford               5,987       5,779        208            3.5
  Winslow                15,516      14,653        863            5.6
  Woodlynne               1,261       1,213         48            3.8
     TOTAL              258,251     242,650       15,601          6.0
    
 
   1996 ANNUAL AVERAGE LABOR FORCE ESTIMATES BY MUNICIPALITY
                     For The County of Cape May
                                                              Unemployment
  Municipality        Labor Force   Employment Unemployment      Rate
  Avalon                    889         804         85            9.6
  Cape May                1,802       1,621        181           10.0
  Cape May Point             84          76          8            9.5
  Dennis                  2,969       2,723        246            8.3
  Lower                   9,823       8,598      1,225           12.5
  Middle                  7,387       6,460        927           12.5
  North Wildwood          2,554       1,976        578           22.6
  Ocean City              8,471       7,836        635            7.5
  Sea Isle City           1,261       1,095        166           13.2
  Stone Harbor              415         385         30            7.2
  Upper                   5,792       5,346        446            7.7
  West Cape May             508         476         32            6.3
  West Wildwood             229         190         39           17.0
  Wildwood                2,131       1,550        581           27.3
  Wildwood Crest          1,844       1,563        281           15.2
  Woodbine                  908         792        116           12.8
     TOTAL               47,065      41,489        5,576         11.8
    
 
   1996 ANNUAL AVERAGE LABOR FORCE ESTIMATES BY MUNICIPALITY
                     For The County of Cumberland
                                                              Unemployment
  Municipality        Labor Force   Employment Unemployment      Rate
  Bridgeton               8,269       7,180      1,089           13.2
  Commercial              2,248       2,099        149            6.6
  Deerfield               1,534       1,382        152            9.9
  Downe                     836         744         92           11.0
  Fairfield               2,995       2,487        508           17.0
  Greenwich                 437         400         37            8.5
  Hopewell                2,210       2,058        152            6.9
  Lawrence                1,175       1,031        144           12.3
  Maurice River           1,833       1,712        121            6.6
  Millville              12,976      11,860      1,116            8.6
  Shiloh                    184         171         13            7.1
  Stow Creek                771         728         43            5.6
  Upper Deerfield         3,621       3,289        332            9.2
  Vineland               26,711      24,137      2,574            9.6
     TOTAL               65,802      59,280        6,522          9.9
    
 
   1996 ANNUAL AVERAGE LABOR FORCE ESTIMATES BY MUNICIPALITY
                     For The County of Essex
                                                              Unemployment
  Municipality        Labor Force   Employment Unemployment      Rate
  Belleville             18,156      17,334        822            4.5
  Bloomfield             24,255      23,068      1,187            4.9
  Caldwell Borough        4,334       4,232        102            2.4
  Cedar Grove             5,952       5,789        163            2.7
  City of Orange         14,847      13,570      1,277            8.6
  East Orange            36,020      32,268      3,752           10.4
  Essex Fells               963         946         17            1.8
  Fairfield               4,264       4,140        124            2.9
  Glen Ridge              3,790       3,626        164            4.3
  Irvington              31,120      28,394      2,726            8.8
  Livingston             14,124      13,808        316            2.2
  Maplewood              11,615      11,264        351            3.0
  Millburn                9,188       9,007        181            2.0
  Montclair              20,779      19,793        986            4.7
  Newark                115,772     100,611     15,161           13.1
  North Caldwell          3,035       2,977         58            1.9
  Nutley                 14,149      13,509        640            4.5
  Roseland                2,705       2,616         89            3.3
  South Orange            8,761       8,482        279            3.2
  Verona                  7,098       6,940        158            2.2
  West Caldwell           5,657       5,557        100            1.8
  West Orange            20,231      19,518        713            3.5
     TOTAL              376,814     347,448       29,366          7.8
    
 
   1996 ANNUAL AVERAGE LABOR FORCE ESTIMATES BY MUNICIPALITY
                     For The County of Gloucester
                                                              Unemployment
  Municipality        Labor Force   Employment Unemployment      Rate
  Clayton                 3,276       3,013        263            8.0
  Deptford               14,039      13,146        893            6.4
  East Greenwich          2,717       2,543        174            6.4
  Elk                     2,026       1,908        118            5.8
  Franklin                7,918       7,366        552            7.0
  Glassboro               8,824       7,936        888           10.1
  Greenwich               2,704       2,613         91            3.4
  Harrison                2,699       2,577        122            4.5
  Logan                   2,842       2,702        140            4.9
  Mantua                  5,700       5,471        229            4.0
  Monroe                 14,449      13,678        771            5.3
  National Park           1,789       1,569        220           12.3
  Newfield                  929         879         50            5.4
  Paulsboro               3,058       2,664        394           12.9
  Pitman                  5,097       4,850        247            4.8
  South Harrison          1,084       1,045         39            3.6
  Swedesboro              1,135       1,033        102            9.0
  Washington             24,588      23,448      1,140            4.6
  Wenonah                 1,347       1,259         88            6.5
  West Deptford          11,868      11,289        579            4.9
  Westville               2,507       2,291        216            8.6
  Woodbury                5,531       4,970        561           10.1
  Woodbury Heights        1,829       1,779         50            2.7
  Woolwich                  865         790         75            8.7
     TOTAL              128,821     120,821        8,000          6.2
    
 
   1996 ANNUAL AVERAGE LABOR FORCE ESTIMATES BY MUNICIPALITY
                     For The County of Hudson
                                                              Unemployment
  Municipality        Labor Force   Employment Unemployment      Rate
  Bayonne                30,811      28,893      1,918            6.2
  East Newark             1,202       1,129         73            6.1
  Guttenberg              4,735       4,503        232            4.9
  Harrison                7,159       6,593        566            7.9
  Hoboken                20,204      18,896      1,308            6.5
  Jersey City           116,137     102,953     13,184           11.4
  Kearny                 18,985      17,743      1,242            6.5
  North Bergen           26,424      24,293      2,131            8.1
  Secaucus                7,616       7,306        310            4.1
  Union City             30,604      27,118      3,486           11.4
  Weehawken               7,344       6,713        631            8.6
  West New York          20,284      18,457      1,827            9.0
     TOTAL              291,503     264,596       26,907          9.2
    
 
   1996 ANNUAL AVERAGE LABOR FORCE ESTIMATES BY MUNICIPALITY
                     For The County of Hunterdon
                                                              Unemployment
  Municipality        Labor Force   Employment Unemployment      Rate
  Alexandria              2,169       2,078         91            4.2
  Bethlehem               1,930       1,882         48            2.5
  Bloomsbury                509         484         25            4.9
  Califon                   692         674         18            2.6
  Clinton town            1,397       1,357         40            2.9
  Clinton township        6,137       5,953        184            3.0
  Delaware                2,871       2,786         85            3.0
  East Amwell             2,692       2,634         58            2.2
  Flemington              2,561       2,441        120            4.7
  Franklin                1,782       1,721         61            3.4
  Frenchtown                894         863         31            3.5
  Glen Gardner            1,160       1,107         53            4.6
  Hampton                   924         883         41            4.4
  High Bridge             2,411       2,347         64            2.7
  Holland                 2,860       2,771         89            3.1
  Kingwood                2,057       1,963         94            4.6
  Lambertville            2,592       2,519         73            2.8
  Lebanon borough           735         726          9            1.2
  Lebanon township        3,457       3,330        127            3.7
  Milford                   770         744         26            3.4
  Raritan                10,128       9,846        282            2.8
  Readington              8,836       8,569        267            3.0
  Stockton                  397         388          9            2.3
  Tewksbury               2,808       2,719         89            3.2
  Union                   2,534       2,476         58            2.3
  West Amwell             1,474       1,438         36            2.4
     TOTAL               66,775      64,697        2,078          3.1
   
 
   1996 ANNUAL AVERAGE LABOR FORCE ESTIMATES BY MUNICIPALITY
                     For The County of Mercer
                                                              Unemployment
  Municipality        Labor Force   Employment Unemployment      Rate
  East Windsor           12,972      12,494        478            3.7
  Ewing                  18,462      17,690        772            4.2
  Hamilton               47,781      45,946      1,835            3.8
  Hightstown              3,110       2,922        188            6.0
  Hopewell boro           1,149       1,125         24            2.1
  Hopewell township       6,129       5,985        144            2.3
  Lawrence               14,281      13,811        470            3.3
  Pennington              1,318       1,290         28            2.1
  Princeton borough       6,306       6,085        221            3.5
  Princeton township      6,876       6,607        269            3.9
  Trenton                41,570      36,655      4,915           11.8
  Washington              3,576       3,469        107            3.0
  West Windsor            8,360       8,099        261            3.1
     TOTAL              171,892     162,179        9,713          5.7
    
 
   1996 ANNUAL AVERAGE LABOR FORCE ESTIMATES BY MUNICIPALITY
                     For The County of Middlesex
                                                              Unemployment
  Municipality        Labor Force   Employment Unemployment      Rate
  Carteret               10,388       9,681        707            6.8
  Cranbury                1,389       1,357         32            2.3
  Dunellen                3,978       3,805        173            4.3
  East Brunswick         26,237      25,187      1,050            4.0
  Edison                 54,401      51,885      2,516            4.6
  Helmetta                  767         723         44            5.7
  Highland Park           8,500       8,041        459            5.4
  Jamesburg               3,141       3,026        115            3.7
  Metuchen                7,690       7,440        250            3.3
  Middlesex               8,076       7,758        318            3.9
  Milltown                3,869       3,743        126            3.3
  Monroe                  9,371       8,778        593            6.3
  New Brunswick          23,583      21,420      2,163            9.2
  North Brunswick        19,580      18,955        625            3.2
  Old Bridge             34,162      32,572      1,590            4.7
  Perth Amboy            23,127      20,519      2,608           11.3
  Piscataway             29,099      27,713      1,386            4.8
  Plainsboro             10,527      10,156        371            3.5
  Sayreville             20,950      20,073        877            4.2
  South Amboy             4,376       4,257        119            2.7
  South Brunswick        16,443      15,846        597            3.6
  South Plainfield       12,246      11,672        574            4.7
  South River             7,688       7,231        457            5.9
  Spotswood               4,614       4,326        288            6.2
  Woodbridge             54,717      51,968      2,749            5.0
     TOTAL              398,918     378,133       20,785          5.2
    
 
   1996 ANNUAL AVERAGE LABOR FORCE ESTIMATES BY MUNICIPALITY
                     For The County of Monmouth
                                                              Unemployment
  Municipality        Labor Force   Employment Unemployment      Rate
  Aberdeen               10,350       9,807        543            5.2
  Allenhurst                396         388          8            2.0
  Allentown               1,156       1,107         49            4.2
  Asbury Park             8,965       7,888      1,077           12.0
  Atlantic Highlands      2,626       2,527         99            3.8
  Avon-by-the-Sea         1,170       1,123         47            4.0
  Belmar                  3,347       3,170        177            5.3
  Bradley Beach           2,514       2,325        189            7.5
  Brielle                 2,460       2,287        173            7.0
  Colts Neck              4,361       4,236        125            2.9
  Deal                      601         580         21            3.5
  Eatontown               7,549       7,179        370            4.9
  Englishtown               720         679         41            5.7
  Fair Haven              2,865       2,703        162            5.7
  Farmingdale               872         832         40            4.6
  Freehold borough        6,180       5,766        414            6.7
  Freehold township      14,486      14,000        486            3.4
  Hazlet                 13,011      12,332        679            5.2
  Highlands               2,994       2,757        237            7.9
  Holmdel                 6,064       5,899        165            2.7
  Howell                 21,563      20,386      1,177            5.5
  Interlaken                502         490         12            2.4
  Keansburg               5,749       5,105        644           11.2
  Keyport                 4,228       4,017        211            5.0
  Little Silver           3,054       2,954        100            3.3
  Loch Arbour               242         231         11            4.5
  Long Branch            16,085      14,676      1,409            8.8
  Manalapan              13,568      12,966        602            4.4
  Manasquan               2,847       2,768         79            2.8
  Marlboro               15,003      14,410        593            4.0
  Matawan                 5,862       5,567        295            5.0
  Middletown             37,568      35,730      1,838            4.9
  Millstone               2,899       2,763        136            4.7
  Monmouth Beach          2,081       2,017         64            3.1
  Neptune                15,876      14,940        936            5.9
  Neptune City            2,888       2,777        111            3.8
  Ocean                  14,986      14,282        704            4.7
  Oceanport               3,319       3,162        157            4.7
  Red Bank                6,110       5,731        379            6.2
  Roosevelt                 532         514         18            3.4
  Rumson                  3,515       3,429         86            2.4
  Sea Bright              1,199       1,145         54            4.5
  Sea Girt                1,057       1,019         38            3.6
  Shrewsbury borough      1,718       1,677         41            2.4
  Shrewsbury township       702         668         34            4.8
  South Belmar              850         796         54            6.4
  Spring Lake Boro        1,751       1,721         30            1.7
  Spring Lake Heights     2,927       2,749        178            6.1
  Tinton Falls            7,199       6,924        275            3.8
  Union Beach             3,433       3,183        250            7.3
  Upper Freehold          1,947       1,874         73            3.7
  Wall                   11,631      11,105        526            4.5
  West Long Branch        4,257       4,124        133            3.1
  
     TOTAL              309,831     293,483       16,348          5.3
    
 
   1996 ANNUAL AVERAGE LABOR FORCE ESTIMATES BY MUNICIPALITY
                     For The County of Morris
                                                              Unemployment
  Municipality        Labor Force   Employment Unemployment      Rate
  Boonton town            5,077       4,830        247            4.9
  Boonton township        1,998       1,931         67            3.4
  Butler                  4,534       4,329        205            4.5
  Chatham borough         4,329       4,219        110            2.5
  Chatham township        5,244       5,077        167            3.2
  Chester borough           711         688         23            3.2
  Chester township        3,471       3,359        112            3.2
  Denville                8,377       8,112        265            3.2
  Dover                   9,436       8,655        781            8.3
  East Hanover            6,091       5,879        212            3.5
  Florham Park            5,200       4,984        216            4.2
  Hanover                 6,848       6,613        235            3.4
  Harding                 2,040       1,991         49            2.4
  Jefferson              11,003      10,628        375            3.4
  Kinnelon                4,957       4,823        134            2.7
  Lincoln Park            6,796       6,498        298            4.4
  Long Hill **            4,821       4,708        113            2.3
  Madison                 9,170       8,797        373            4.1
  Mendham borough         2,692       2,646         46            1.7
  Mendham township        2,474       2,420         54            2.2
  Mine Hill               2,035       1,925        110            5.4
  Montville               9,312       8,807        505            5.4
  Morris                 12,024      11,640        384            3.2
  Morris Plains           3,222       3,115        107            3.3
  Morristown             10,383       9,780        603            5.8
  Mount Arlington         2,309       2,190        119            5.2
  Mount Olive            13,745      13,167        578            4.2
  Mountain Lakes          2,008       1,945         63            3.1
  Netcong                 2,021       1,927         94            4.7
  Parsippany-Troy Hill   31,826      30,679      1,147            3.6
  Pequannock              7,630       7,308        322            4.2
  Randolph               11,856      11,401        455            3.8
  Riverdale               1,445       1,362         83            5.7
  Rockaway borough        3,849       3,649        200            5.2
  Rockaway township      12,183      11,718        465            3.8
  Roxbury                12,047      11,594        453            3.8
  Victory Gardens           889         821         68            7.6
  Washington              8,634       8,339        295            3.4
  Wharton                 3,340       3,257         83            2.5
     TOTAL              256,028     245,813       10,215          4.0
    
 
   1996 ANNUAL AVERAGE LABOR FORCE ESTIMATES BY MUNICIPALITY
                     For The County of Ocean
                                                              Unemployment
  Municipality        Labor Force   Employment Unemployment      Rate
  Barnegat                6,007       5,663        344            5.7
  Barnegat Light            341         338          3            0.9
  Bay Head                  749         720         29            3.9
  Beach Haven               794         740         54            6.8
  Beachwood               5,415       5,039        376            6.9
  Berkeley               11,305      10,440        865            7.7
  Brick                  36,543      34,418      2,125            5.8
  Dover                  41,572      39,385      2,187            5.3
  Eagleswood                849         800         49            5.8
  Harvey Cedars             187         172         15            8.0
  Island Heights            771         755         16            2.1
  Jackson                19,652      18,479      1,173            6.0
  Lacey                  11,654      10,910        744            6.4
  Lakehurst               1,520       1,446         74            4.9
  Lakewood               19,401      17,917      1,484            7.6
  Lavallette              1,076       1,016         60            5.6
  Little Egg Harbor       6,702       6,152        550            8.2
  Long Beach              1,817       1,740         77            4.2
  Manchester              8,875       8,219        656            7.4
  Mantoloking               145         139          6            4.1
  Ocean                   2,731       2,563        168            6.2
  Ocean Gate              1,045         953         92            8.8
  Pine Beach              1,074       1,018         56            5.2
  Plumsted                3,626       3,466        160            4.4
  Point Pleasant         10,420       9,931        489            4.7
  Point Pleasant Beach    2,924       2,805        119            4.1
  Seaside Heights         1,303       1,135        168           12.9
  Seaside Park            1,070       1,001         69            6.4
  Ship Bottom               692         654         38            5.5
  South Toms River        2,040       1,874        166            8.1
  Stafford                6,760       6,320        440            6.5
  Surf City                 660         643         17            2.6
  Tuckerton               1,607       1,482        125            7.8
     TOTAL              211,327     198,334       12,993          6.1
   
 
   1996 ANNUAL AVERAGE LABOR FORCE ESTIMATES BY MUNICIPALITY
                     For The County of Passaic
                                                              Unemployment
  Municipality        Labor Force   Employment Unemployment      Rate
  Bloomingdale            4,478       4,268        210            4.7
  Clifton                38,281      36,179      2,102            5.5
  Haledon                 3,376       3,211        165            4.9
  Hawthorne               9,195       8,771        424            4.6
  Little Falls            6,476       6,176        300            4.6
  North Haledon           4,278       4,026        252            5.9
  Passaic                29,116      25,440      3,676           12.6
  Paterson               68,901      60,126      8,775           12.7
  Pompton Lakes           5,837       5,591        246            4.2
  Prospect Park           2,800       2,635        165            5.9
  Ringwood                7,228       6,759        469            6.5
  Totowa                  5,056       4,824        232            4.6
  Wanaque                 5,167       4,830        337            6.5
  Wayne                  25,751      24,575      1,176            4.6
  West Milford           14,057      13,321        736            5.2
  West Paterson           6,419       6,105        314            4.9
     TOTAL              236,416     216,838       19,578          8.3
   
 
   1996 ANNUAL AVERAGE LABOR FORCE ESTIMATES BY MUNICIPALITY
                     For The County of Salem
                                                              Unemployment
  Municipality        Labor Force   Employment Unemployment      Rate
  Alloway                 1,457       1,440         17            1.2
  Carneys Point           4,254       3,896        358            8.4
  Elmer                     752         722         30            4.0
  Elsinboro                 605         581         24            4.0
  Lower Alloways Creek      979         913         66            6.7
  Mannington                773         714         59            7.6
  Oldmans                   910         863         47            5.2
  Penns Grove             2,367       2,001        366           15.5
  Pennsville              7,342       6,957        385            5.2
  Pilesgrove              1,740       1,716         24            1.4
  Pittsgrove              4,197       3,937        260            6.2
  Quinton                 1,192       1,044        148           12.4
  Salem                   3,007       2,540        467           15.5
  Upper Pittsgrove        1,642       1,603         39            2.4
  Woodstown               1,621       1,535         86            5.3
     TOTAL               32,838      30,461        2,377          7.2
    
 
   1996 ANNUAL AVERAGE LABOR FORCE ESTIMATES BY MUNICIPALITY
                     For The County of Somerset
                                                              Unemployment
  Municipality        Labor Force   Employment Unemployment      Rate
  Bedminster              5,537       5,378        159            2.9
  Bernards               10,858      10,541        317            2.9
  Bernardsville           4,029       3,911        118            2.9
  Bound Brook             6,423       6,155        268            4.2
  Branchburg              7,484       7,191        293            3.9
  Bridgewater            22,251      21,654        597            2.7
  Far Hills                 418         400         18            4.3
  Franklin               29,547      28,615        932            3.2
  Green Brook             2,631       2,559         72            2.7
  Hillsborough           19,576      18,887        689            3.5
  Manville                6,685       6,403        282            4.2
  Millstone                 316         308          8            2.5
  Montgomery              5,900       5,779        121            2.1
  North Plainfield       12,608      12,125        483            3.8
  Peapack & Gladstone     1,287       1,258         29            2.3
  Raritan                 3,774       3,618        156            4.1
  Rocky Hill                460         443         17            3.7
  Somerville              7,592       7,170        422            5.6
  South Bound Brook       2,773       2,603        170            6.1
  Warren                  6,569       6,294        275            4.2
  Watchung                3,174       3,102         72            2.3
     TOTAL              159,894     154,396        5,498          3.4
   
 
   1996 ANNUAL AVERAGE LABOR FORCE ESTIMATES BY MUNICIPALITY
                     For The County of Sussex
                                                              Unemployment
  Municipality        Labor Force   Employment Unemployment      Rate
  Andover borough           487         460         27            5.5
  Andover township        2,959       2,824        135            4.6
  Branchville               498         467         31            6.2
  Byram                   4,744       4,595        149            3.1
  Frankford               2,879       2,737        142            4.9
  Franklin                2,749       2,611        138            5.0
  Fredon                  1,529       1,482         47            3.1
  Green                   1,581       1,530         51            3.2
  Hamburg                 1,635       1,509        126            7.7
  Hampton                 2,648       2,527        121            4.6
  Hardyston               3,196       3,059        137            4.3
  Hopatcong               9,775       9,213        562            5.7
  Lafayette               1,121       1,083         38            3.4
  Montague                1,566       1,459        107            6.8
  Newton                  4,097       3,838        259            6.3
  Ogdensburg              1,567       1,505         62            4.0
  Sandyston                 965         922         43            4.5
  Sparta                  8,775       8,347        428            4.9
  Stanhope                2,194       2,083        111            5.1
  Stillwater              2,467       2,231        236            9.6
  Sussex                  1,203       1,100        103            8.6
  Vernon                 11,874      11,132        742            6.2
  Walpack                    37          37          0            0.0
  Wantage                 5,076       4,852        224            4.4
     TOTAL               75,622      71,601        4,021          5.3
    
 
   1996 ANNUAL AVERAGE LABOR FORCE ESTIMATES BY MUNICIPALITY
                     For The County of Union
                                                              Unemployment
  Municipality        Labor Force   Employment Unemployment      Rate
  Berkeley Heights        6,304       6,127        177            2.8
  Clark                   7,816       7,484        332            4.2
  Cranford               12,687      12,347        340            2.7
  Elizabeth              56,242      50,456      5,786           10.3
  Fanwood                 3,999       3,877        122            3.1
  Garwood                 2,380       2,240        140            5.9
  Hillside               12,067      11,266        801            6.6
  Kenilworth              3,949       3,722        227            5.7
  Linden                 19,003      17,684      1,319            6.9
  Mountainside            3,436       3,296        140            4.1
  New Providence          6,499       6,316        183            2.8
  Plainfield             25,812      23,496      2,316            9.0
  Rahway                 13,906      13,132        774            5.6
  Roselle                11,293      10,398        895            7.9
  Roselle Park            7,555       7,134        421            5.6
  Scotch Plains          11,977      11,509        468            3.9
  Springfield             7,503       7,226        277            3.7
  Summit                 10,674      10,334        340            3.2
  Union                  26,938      25,662      1,276            4.7
  Westfield              15,637      15,150        487            3.1
  Winfield                  838         784         54            6.4
     TOTAL              266,513     249,639       16,874          6.3
   
 
   1996 ANNUAL AVERAGE LABOR FORCE ESTIMATES BY MUNICIPALITY
                     For The County of Warren
                                                              Unemployment
  Municipality        Labor Force   Employment Unemployment      Rate
  Allamuchy               2,159       2,031        128            5.9
  Alpha                   1,353       1,274         79            5.8
  Belvidere               1,396       1,321         75            5.4
  Blairstown              2,750       2,653         97            3.5
  Franklin                1,414       1,319         95            6.7
  Frelinghuysen             969         929         40            4.1
  Greenwich               1,059       1,006         53            5.0
  Hackettstown            4,811       4,506        305            6.3
  Hardwick                  678         649         29            4.3
  Harmony                 1,487       1,419         68            4.6
  Hope                    1,035         976         59            5.7
  Independence            2,331       2,261         70            3.0
  Knowlton                1,339       1,274         65            4.9
  Liberty                 1,450       1,382         68            4.7
  Lopatcong               2,608       2,504        104            4.0
  Mansfield               4,389       4,138        251            5.7
  Oxford                    945         890         55            5.8
  Phillipsburg            8,109       7,440        669            8.3
  Pohatcong               2,031       1,967         64            3.2
  Washington borough      3,566       3,372        194            5.4
  Washington township     3,053       2,938        115            3.8
  White                   1,942       1,815        127            6.5
     TOTAL               50,874      48,066        2,808          5.5
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