Legal News

US Census Bureau Says Poverty Line Stalls
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Data released by the Census Bureau on Wednesday shows that the poverty line stayed the same in 2011 compared to 2010 after the poverty line increased for three consecutive years. The data also shows that the number of Americans who have health insurance coverage increased in 2011. The poverty rate in 2011 was at 15 percent, which equates to 46.2 million people living in poverty.

“At a time when the poverty rate is stuck at a very high level, federal and state governments are broke, politicians are talking about reducing taxes, programs for the elderly are crowding out programs for working-age families, and a struggling middle class is in no position to help those trying to join their ranks. It is very simply a terrible time to be poor,” said Isabel V. Sawhill, senior fellow at The Brookings Institution.

  
What
Where


After inflation was accounted for, median household income decreased for the second year in a row. It lost 1.5 percent from the 2010 median to $50,054. According to the government, families were hit the hardest, with household income falling to $62,273, which is a 1.7 percent drop. Compared to 2007, household wages decreased by 8.1 percent. Compared to 1999, income was 8.9 percent lower in 2011.

In terms of healthcare, 260.2 million Americans had coverage in 2011, which is 84.3 percent. That number is an increase from 256.6 million people, 83.7 percent, back in 2010.

From 2010 to 2011, inequality of income increased by 1.6 percent. The Census Bureau said that the income gap for women stayed the same from 2010 to 2011. Women who worked full-time, 12 months per year, earned 77 percent of what men made.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!






 

RELEVANT JOBS

Paralegal

USA-NE-Bellevue

Paralegal Big Fire Law & Policy Group LLP is seeking an experienced Paralegal to join our Firm. ...

Apply now

Litigation Attorney

USA-NE-Bellevue

Litigation Attorney   Big Fire Law & Policy Group LLP is a prominent tribal law firm providi...

Apply now

Employment Advocate

USA-CA-Malibu

Legal Authority is at the forefront of the job placement industry. We are looking for an experi...

Apply now

Employment Advocate

USA-CA-Pasadena

Legal Authority is at the forefront of the job placement industry. We are looking for an experi...

Apply now

BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Family Law Attorney

USA-CA-Sacramento

Sacramento office of our client seeks Family Law Attorney with 6 years of experience. The candidate ...

Apply Now

Business Litigation Attorney

USA-NY-New York City

New York City office of a BCG Attorney Search top ranked law firm seeks Business Litigation Attorney...

Apply Now

Litigation Associate Attorney

USA-TX-Dallas

Dallas office of a BCG Attorney Search top ranked law firm seeks Litigation Associate Attorney with ...

Apply Now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top