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The U.S. Poverty Rate Hit A Record Low — But Don't Expect It To Stay That Way | FiveThirtyEight





One of the most important numbers of the year that you might not have heard of is 7.8 percent. That’s the share of Americans who were living in poverty in 2021, according to the most recent supplemental poverty rate, which was released by the U.S. Census Bureau in September of 2022. FiveThirtyEight reporter Santul Nerkar explains.

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