US poverty fell in 2020 as government support offset pandemic damage

Figures released by Census Bureau showing drop in poverty rate to 9.1% bolster arguments about effectiveness of state intervention

US poverty fell in 2020, evidence that government aid can lift millions of Americans out of poverty – even in a global health and economic crisis.

, US poverty fell in 2020 as government support offset pandemic damage, The Nzuchi Times Guardian

The first months of 2020 were marked by unemployment levels unseen since the Great Depression, but the US supplemental poverty rate fell to 9.1% in 2020 from 11.7% the year before, according to Census Bureau estimates released on Tuesday.

Continue reading…

More Stories
Gordon Brown calls for urgent action to avert ‘Covid vaccine waste disaster’