Despite the Jersey Shore's television ratings, a study by Diane Markley and
Patricia Cukor-Avila found the New Jersey accent is the worst in the United
States when it comes to hiring.
The 56 hiring professionals in the study rated the New Jersey accent as the
most negative and unprofessional, and only 5 percent of the hiring managers
selected someone with a Jersey accent for customer-facing positions.
Cheer up Garden Staters. You'll always have Springsteen.