Nearly 1 Million of NJ Population Lives In Poverty

Poverty(NJ.COM) New Jersey was one of three states that saw both a jump in the number of people living in poverty and the poverty rate in 2013, according to new Census numbers.

The data released on Thursday shows that while the poverty rates in most states has plateaued, New Jersey’s poverty rate actually went up from 10.8 percent in 2012 to 11.4 percent in 2013.

The other two states that posted an increase were New Mexico and Washington.

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