A report made public Tuesday by the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice reveals a Newark that excludes its own residents from the burgeoning revitalization happening around them. Of the nearly 140,000 jobs in the city, Newark residents hold just 18 percent of the positions. And of those workers, only 10 percent earn at least $40,000 a year.
The report says the lack of jobs is keeping residents in poverty and is the result of discriminatory systems that go back decades. The city is 85 percent black and Latino and 11 percent white, according to 2015 Census figures. The report says 60 percent of Newark workers are white.
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