Statement on Increasing U.S. Income and Decreasing Poverty

09.13.2016

For Immediate Release: September 13, 2016  

Contact: Magen Allen                                                 

MAllen@hungerfreeamerica.org

(212) 825-0028 x212

Statement on Increasing U.S. Income

and Decreasing Poverty

Joel Berg, CEO of Hunger Free America, issued the following statement in response to new federal poverty and income data:

“Increasing wages and decreasing poverty are good news, but it is important to note that things are still worse than before the start of the recession. As long as 43.1 million of our U.S. neighbors live in poverty – a number greater than the combined population of California and Colorado – we still have our collective work cut out for us.”

Income and Poverty in the United States: 2015, Current Population Report:

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2016/demo/p60-256.pdf

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