Report: Poverty Rates Steady, But Many in NJ Still in Need

Housing costs are a major burden for many New Jerseyans. (David Owens/Flickr)Housing costs are a major burden for many New Jerseyans. (David Owens/Flickr)

TRENTON, NJ—(SBN)—The poverty rate didn’t move much between 2016 and 2017, but many New Jerseyans still are struggling.

On this International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, the latest New Jersey Poverty Snapshot finds more than 880,000, or 10 percent of people in the state, lived in poverty in 2017.

Correspondent Steve Lubetkin has more in this audio news report:

The report is online at chn.org.

About the Author

Steve Lubetkin
Steve Lubetkin is the news director for StateBroadcastNews.com. Steve’s journalism background includes print and broadcast reporting for NJ news organizations. Since 2015 he has been the New Jersey and Philadelphia editor for GlobeSt.com. His video work for GlobeSt.com has been honored by the Garden State Journalists Association, and he has also been recognized for video by the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He has produced audio podcasts on CRE topics for the NAR Commercial Division and the CCIM Institute. Steve has also served (from August 2017 to March 2018) as national broadcast news correspondent for CEOReport.com, a news website focused on practical advice for senior executives in small- and medium-sized companies. Steve also reports on-camera and covers conferences for NJSpotlight.com, a public policy news coverage website focused on New Jersey government and industry; and for clients of StateBroadcastNews.com, a division of The Lubetkin Media Companies LLC. Steve has been the computer columnist for the Jewish Community Voice of Southern New Jersey, since 1996. Steve is co-author, with Toronto-based podcasting pioneer Donna Papacosta, of the book, The Business of Podcasting: How to Take Your Podcasting Passion from the Personal to the Professional. You can email Steve at steve@statebroadcastnews.com.