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Newark by the Numbers

This guide focuses on resources containing data on the city of Newark, New Jersey. For an extensive bibliography (books, articles, reports, web sites) on Newark see The Newark Experience .

Employment & Economic Health

Economy at a Glance: Newark-Union, NJ
From the Bureau of Labor Statistics
Land Use Element of the Master Plan for the City of Newark: Introduction.
Prepared by the City of Newark Department of Economic and Housing Development and Philips Preiss Shapiro Associates, Inc., for the Central Planning Board. Newark, 2004.
  • Table 3: Employment and Businesses by Year for Major Industrial Sectors 1985 through 1998
County Business Patterns
Number of establishments, total payroll, and Mid-March Employment by Industry Classification. Data by county, zip code, and MSA. Available from 1993 to the present. Industries identified by NAICS codes.
Arts & Economic Prosperity III: The Economic Impact of Nonprofit Arts and Culture Organizations and Their Audiences in the City of Newark, NJ: Summary Findings.
Americans for the Arts, 2007.
Part of a economic impact study conducted in 156 U.S. communities and regions.
Local Employment Dynamics: Worker Inflow/Outflow Report City of Newark
"Inflow/Outflow Analysis shows the count and characteristics of worker flows into,out of, and within the selected study area." State of New Jersey, Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Go to website for more information.
Newark, NJ Unemployment Rate
YCharts' interactive unemployment charts and downloadable data.
The New Newark: Economic Development Progress, Challenges, and Prospects by Stefan Pryor

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