Poverty fell and health coverage improved in 2013, but economic recovery is slow to reach many

by Arloc Sherman, Danilo Trisi, and Matt Broaddus

The poverty rate dropped significantly in 2013 for the first time since 2006 and only the second time since 2000, Census data released September 16 show. Incomes were unchanged for middle-income households, and income inequality remained at or near record levels by a number of measures.

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