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New study reveals New Jersey is the 2nd most expensive state for child care

NEW JERSEY – New Jersey is the second most expensive state in the U.S. for child care, according to a new report from

HelpAdvisor used survey data from the U.S. Census Bureau that was released in May of 2023 to determine the average weekly amount residents in each state spend on child care.

After analyzing the responses from over 1.1 million families in New Jersey, HelpAdvisor found that New Jersey families spend on average $442 on child care each week, which is the second highest average among all states.

In total, that adds up to $22,984 per year.

Nationwide, U.S. families spend on average $325 per week on child care costs, per the findings of the report.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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