Washington Post: Nearly 8 million Americans have fallen into poverty since the summer

Washington Post: Nearly 8 million Americans have fallen into poverty since the summer. “The U.S. poverty rate has surged over the past five months, with 7.8 million Americans falling into poverty, the latest indication of how deeply many are struggling after government aid dwindled. The poverty rate jumped to 11.7 percent in November, up 2.4 percentage points since June, according to new data released [December 16] by researchers at the University of Chicago and the University of Notre Dame.”

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