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The U.S. poverty rate declined slightly last year, but finally fell below the 2007 level, right before the Great Recession pushed millions of Americans out of work and into financial distress. The improving economy was a key factor in the decline. The U.S. Census Bureau noted in its annual report on income & poverty that there were 2.3 million more full-time, year-round workers last year and that median earnings for all such workers rose by more than three percent.U.S. Census Bureau statistics from its American Community Survey (ACS) show a decline in poverty rates in 13 of 25 of the most populous metro...

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