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Total DC Poverty Rate Ticks Down Again (Barely). Rates for Blacks Rise.

CORRECTION: The overall poverty rate change for DC falls within the margin of error. A preview table I saw indicated it didn’t. But I should have verified. 959 more words

District Of Columbia

Income Growth Did a Lot to Push Poverty Rates Down

I think my quick-off-the-dime post on the new official poverty rates didn’t give enough credit to household income increases as a reason they virtually all declined. 704 more words

Wages & Benefits

U.S. Poverty Rate Slides Down

The Census Bureau has just reported that 13.5% of people in the U.S. — about 43.1 million — were officially poor last year. One wouldn’t pop a champagne cork over numbers like these. 502 more words