U.S., Midwest Struggling With Stubborn Economic Recovery: 2010 Data Release from the U.S. Census Bureau's Current Population Survey, Annual Social & Economic Supplement

Sep 13, 2011
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The newly released poverty data from the U.S. Census Bureau's Current Population Survey provide a glimpse of the ongoing impacts of the Great Recession for millions of individuals and families. While the recession technically ended in 2009, stubbornly high unemployment persists across the Midwest and throughout the nation, leading to increasing hardship and need. In 2010, the number of people experiencing poverty was the highest on record, and the poverty rate was the highest since 1993. The 2010 increase marked the 3rd annual consecutive increase in the rate and the 4th consecutive increase in the number in poverty.