The Economic Effects on Households with Children

March 24, 2022

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.