Poverty

9.7% of women in New Jersey live in poverty. The national figure is 12.0%.

31.3% of female-headed households in New Jersey live in poverty.

National figure: 33.8%

9.4% of women 65 and older in New Jersey live in poverty.

National figure: 11.1%

Wage Gap

Women in New Jersey typically make $0.79 for every dollar paid to men. The national figure is $0.82.

Black women in New Jersey typically make $0.56 cents for every dollar paid to white men.

National figure: $0.62

Latina women in New Jersey typically make $0.42 cents for every dollar paid to white men.

National figure: $0.54

Health Insurance

9.1% of women aged 19-64 in New Jersey are uninsured. Nationally, 11.0% are uninsured.
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