The Economic Effects on Households with Children
Examines employment gaps by gender and caregiver status to better understand how these groups in New Jersey are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically affected households across New Jersey, with the unemployment rate rising to 16.6%. As is true in any economic downturn, the effects of these trends are felt more by some groups than others — whether across geographic regions, race, gender, age, or other characteristics and experiences. This brief explores the impact of the pandemic on New Jersey workers and households by different demographics.