As Halloween gets in full-swing this weekend, 157 million people will celebrate and spend close to $7 billion on candy, decorations and costumes.

But, are you aware of New Jersey's contribution nationally to the annual holiday?

New Jersey Policy Research Organization took a closer look at the numbers behind the costumes and candy with a report, called "The Economic Impact of Halloween."

Here are some of the key New Jersey Halloween fun facts:

  • 1

    Nearly half

    The number of all M&Ms sold nationally, which are produced right here in Hackettstown, NJ.

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  • 2

    2,400

    The amount of harvested pumpkin acres in the Garden State. New Jersey produces $7.1 million worth of pumpkins annually.

    Pumpkin patch (AllenSphoto, ThinkStock)
  • 3

    4th

    Where Cape May Country ranks nationally for the amount of workers in the candy-making industry.

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  • 4

    Top 15

    Where Bergen (9th) and Union (11th) Counties rank nationally for the number of employees in the costume rental and formal wear industries.

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