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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Poverty by State

The Census Bureau is reporting new data on poverty by state:
  • Thirty-two states experienced an increase in the number and percentage of people in poverty between 2009 and 2010. For 20 states, this was the second consecutive annual increase.1
  • No state had a statistically significant decline in either the number of people in poverty or the poverty rate between 2009 and 2010.

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