Poverty rate falls nationally but not in rural areas

The U.S. poverty rate fell to 13.5 percent, down by 1.2 points from the previous year and the largest one-year decline since 1968, says the Census Bureau. But in rural areas, there was no significant change, with 16.7 percent of rural Americans living in poverty. One-in-six Americans, or slightly more than 50 million people, live… » Read More

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