Why half of NJ’s millennials are living with their parents (Listen)
A disturbing trend shows about half of millennials in New Jersey are living with their parents, rather than becoming financially independent. Erica Jedynak, the New Jersey state director of Americans for Prosperity, called in to explain this phenomena and what we can do to change it.
Every new generation gets attacked by those that came before them, but the difference today is that our government policies have made it so difficult for anyone to do well that millennials are automatically at a disadvantage.
Case in point, Jednyak said that New Jersey is also the state with the most people moving out. "The job market is so stagnant here," she said.
So what's the solution? According to Jednyak, it's putting pressure on our legislatures to create opportunity for us in New Jersey, so that people aren't compelled to leave.