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U.S. median income rises, poverty rate falls in 2019 -U.S. Census data



WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (Reuters) – Median U.S. household income increased 6.8% last year to $ 68,700, while the number of people living in poverty declined, the government said in a report Tuesday that it offered a snapshot of the economy before millions of American jobs. were destroyed by the coronavirus pandemic.

The United States Census Bureau, in an annual report, said that the poverty rate in the United States fell by 1.3 percentage points to 10.5 percent in 2019. It said 34 million Americans were in poverty , a decline of 4.2 million.

(Reported by Susan Heavey and Tim Ahmann Edited by Chizu Nomiyama)


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