The Graphics Tell the Story of NJ’s Growing Income Inequality

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NJPP has a new Issue Brief on income inequality out this morning, culled from a comprehensive state-by-state analysis of income trends. The findings – that the Garden State has among the largest, and growing, income gaps between rich and poor – are certainly bleak, but many of the key facts are eloquently and simply explained in a series of infographics produced by our national partners at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Economic Policy Institute.

Take a look, share the images with your friends, and then check out the Issue Brief – which includes how we think New Jersey’s leaders can work to stem the tide of inequality – and weigh in with your thoughts.

As a standalone, this pretty much sums it up:

And this is the series of graphics all put together:

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