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U.S. poverty spiked in 2022, reversing gains, Census Bureau data shows

September 13, 2023

U.S. poverty spiked over the past year, with child poverty more than doubling, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday, while the proportion of people lacking health insurance in 2022 dropped to an uncommonly low level. The new figures reflect the uneven pace at which the government has ceased some forms of pandemic assistance as well as the calamitous effects of record inflation on household finances.

Article Source: Washington Post

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