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Census Bureau Releases Annual Report on Poverty in the United States : September 10 and October 7, 2019

Census Bureau Releases Annual Report on Poverty in the United States
Heather Kerrigan

On September 10, 2019, the U.S. Census Bureau released its annual report on the number of Americans living in poverty. At the same time, it released the supplemental measure of poverty statistics that considers factors the regular Census report does not take into account, such as certain government safety-net programs (the report was re-released on October 7, 2019, with updated data). The September release showed a decrease in the poverty rate to below the pre-recession 2007 level. The supplemental report showed no statistically significant change in the poverty rate from 2017 ...

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