Poverty Worst in Decades by Several Measures

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The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has a stunning table showing that poverty levels in 2010 were the worst in many years, if not decades, by several measures. The share of adults (18-64) and suburbanites living in poverty are at their highest levels since the 1960s. The total number of Americans in poverty is the largest on record, and the poverty rate overall and for children is the worst since 1993.

Poverty worst in decades by several measures

Check out the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities' full analysis of the new Census data. The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center also has an analysis of the Census data.


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