New Jersey

Capital: Trenton
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2015
8,925,001
Population 2016 8,935,421
Population 2017 8,944,469
Below Poverty 2014 11.3
Below Poverty 2015 11.2
Below Poverty 2016 9.4
Below Poverty 2017  N/A
Employment - Population Ratio 2014 59.7
Employment - Population Ratio 2015 60.5
Employment - Population Ratio 2016 60.6
Unemployed 2014 6.7
Unemployed 2015 5.8
Unemployed 2016 5.0
Unemployed 2017 (Oct.) 4.9
Foreclosure Rate 2017 (Oct.) 1 of 559
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.