Study finds N.J. a tale of two states

Wealthy state still having troulbe with working poor
March 24, 2008 7:55:33 AM PDT
New Jersey may be one of the nation's wealthiest states but many of the state's working families are still having a hard time making ends meet. A new report has found that 20 percent of New Jersey's working families don't earn enough money to adequately support themselves.

The study was done by the Rutgers Center for Women and Work and New Jersey Policy Perspective.

It found that 200,000 Garden State families with a working adult earn too little in pay and benefits.

The study focused on families of four that earn less than $39,942.

That's twice the federal poverty level.


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