New Jersey

Capital: Trenton
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2012
8,876,000
Population 2013 8,911,502
Population 2014 8,938,175
Below Poverty 2011 11.4
Below Poverty 2012 9.3
Below Poverty 2013 11.1
Below Poverty 2014  N/A
Employment - Population Ratio 2012 59.7
Employment - Population Ratio 2013 59.2
Employment - Population Ratio 2014 60.1
Unemployed 2011 9.1
Unemployed 2012 9.0
Unemployed 2013 8.2
Unemployed 2014 6.6
Foreclosure Rate 2014 1 of 844
STATE FACTS
The light bulb was invented by Thomas Edison in his Menlo Park laboratory.
The street names in the game Monopoly come from Atlantic City.
Modern paleontology, the science of studying fossils, began in 1858 with the discovery of the first nearly complete skeleton of a dinosaur in Haddonfield, New Jersey.