According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median weekly earnings of all full-time workers in the United States is $695.00 per week. In New Jersey, the maximum rate of temporary disability for 2008 is $742.00 per week.
We have blogged before on this topic (here and here)- the way the Feds and the State calculate ‘average weekly wage’ is different with the net effect that the NJ State Temporary Total disability rates are artificially high.
How high? Well the state of New Jersey just released figures showing a state average weekly wage of of $1,031.28. (Figures released August 22, 2008).