In Virtually Every State, the Poverty Rate is Still Higher than Before the Recession

In Virtually Every State, the Poverty Rate is Still Higher than Before the Recession

New data shows no change in the poverty rate in most states for the past two years. Only two states have poverty rates below their 2007 level, before the state of the Great Recession. However, the data suggest that the lack of real income growth over the past decade and a half has been even more pronounced for households at the bottom of the income scale. Click below to see where your state stands (or doesn’t).

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Read more here:: http://portside.org/2015-09-24/virtually-every-state-poverty-rate-still-higher-recession

      

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