New Jersey School Staff Drops 11%, Second Largest Decrease Among All States

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New Jersey has eliminated more education workers than any other state except for Delaware, according to a survey from the job site Zippia, reports ROI.

Zippia used data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to compare job loss from June 2019-June 2020 for each state. These jobs include teachers, cafeteria workers, janitors, teacher assistants, administration, bus drivers and other support staff.

New Jersey came in at No. 2 out of all the states with the biggest decrease in education jobs. Over the past year, New Jersey’s education workforce declined by 11.2% to 636,200 from 716,700.

Here’s the Top 10:

  1. Delaware (11.8% jobs lost);
  2. New Jersey (11.2%);
  3. Massachusetts (10.3%);
  4. Michigan (9.7%);
  5. Nevada (9.6%);
  6. Maryland (8.7%);
  7. Maine (8.4%);
  8. New York (8.2%);
  9. Alaska (8.1%);
  10. Virginia (7.9%).

And the state’s with the smallest decrease in education jobs:

  1. Arizona (.35%)
  2. Georgia (1.11%)
  3. Utah (1.15%)
  4. Wyoming (1.4%)
  5. Nebraska (1.85%)
  6. Tennessee (1.95%)
  7. New Hampshire (2.57%)
  8. Montana (2.79%)
  9. North Dakota (2.98%)
  10. Florida (3.11%).

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