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Graphic charts various aspects of U.S. poverty levels by race and gender.
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U.S. poverty levels revealed

By Ninian Carter

September 16, 2019 - The official U.S. poverty rate in 2018 was 11.8 percent, down 0.5 percentage points from 12.3 percent in 2017 – the fourth consecutive annual decline in poverty.

SUMMARY OF FINDINGS

• Median household income was $63,179 in 2018, not statistically different from the 2017 median, following 3 consecutive years of annual increases.

• Between 2017 and 2018, the real median earnings of all workers increased 3.4 percent to $40,247.

• The 2018 real median earnings of men and women who worked fulltime, year-round increased by 3.4 percent and 3.3 percent, respectively, between 2017 and 2018.3.

• The number of full-time, yearround workers increased by 2.3 million, between 2017 and 2018.

PUBLISHED: 16/09/2019; STORY: Graphic News
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