Thursday, February 9, 2012

Nearly one in six in poverty in the U.S.; children hit hard, Census says

Nearly one in six Americans was living in poverty last year, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday, a development that is ensnaring growing numbers of children and offering vivid proof of the recession’s devastating impact.

The report portrays a nation where many people are slipping backward in the wake of a downturn that left 14 million people out of work and pushed unemployment rates to levels not seen in decades.

As poverty surged last year to its highest level since 1993, median household income declined, leaving the typical American household earning less in inflation-adjusted dollars than it did in 1997. Read more....

1 comment:

  1. Don't let the children suffer! Give till it hurts, then keep giving! God Bless them all.


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