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  • Census shows 5,500 more poor in Rhode Island

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — About 5,500 more people were living in poverty in Rhode Island in 2013 compared to the previous year, new U.S. Census Bureau figures show. The number of Rhode Islanders living in poverty increased 0.6 percent to nearly 144,500 people, or 14.3 percent of the state's...

  • Census: 2013 poverty rate falls in New Hampshire

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — There were about 17,000 fewer people living in poverty in New Hampshire in 2013 compared to the year before, new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau suggests. The 1.3 percent decline from about 128,500 people in poverty in 2012 to roughly 111,500 last year is the...

  • Poverty fell in 2013, but incomes haven't recovered from the recession

    The share of Americans officially living in poverty in 2013 was 14.5 percent, down from 15 percent in 2012.

  • Alaska, West Coast lead U.S. in receiving welfare

    The Census Bureau reported Tuesday that almost 7 percent of people in the Frontier State receive public assistance from the federal or state government, more than a percentage point more than the state with the next highest rate.



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