Poverty Rate Climbs Higher

By: Channel 6 News Email
By: Channel 6 News Email

A new report says the poverty rate in America could climb to levels not seen since the 1960s.

The Associated Press surveyed more than a dozen nonpartisan, liberal and conservative economists, academics and so-called think tanks.

The predict the poverty rate will rise from 15.1 percent in 2010 to as high as 15.7 percent when the Census figures come out this fall.

Even a modest gain of 0.1 percent would put the poverty rate at its highest level since 1965.

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