New Jersey

Capital: Trenton
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2018
8,908,520
Population 2017 8,888,543
Population 2016 8,874,516
Below Poverty 2017 10.0
Below Poverty 2016 10.4
Below Poverty 2015 10.8
Employment - Population Ratio 2018
59.9
Employment - Population Ratio 2017 60.2
Employment - Population Ratio 2016 60.4
Unemployed 2018 4.1
Unemployed 2017 4.6
Unemployed 2016 5.0
Foreclosure Rate 2018 1 of 753
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.