POVERTY - Ten years ago, there were 33 million people...

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OFFICIAL POVERTY LINE The 2009 Poverty Guidelines for the 48 Contiguous States and the District of Columbia Persons in family Poverty guideline 1 $10,830 2 14,570 3 18,310 4 22,050 5 25,790 6 29,530 7 33,270 8 37,010 For families with more than 8 persons, add $3,740 for each additional person. 2009 Poverty Guidelines for Alaska Persons in family Poverty guideline 1 $13,530 2 18,210 3 22,890 4 27,570 5 32,250 6 36,930 7 41,610 8 46,290 For families with more than 8 persons, add $4,680 for each additional person. 2009 Poverty Guidelines for Hawaii Persons in family Poverty guideline 1 $12,460 2 16,760 3 21,060 4 25,360 5 29,660 6 33,960 7 38,260 8 42,560 For families with more than 8 persons, add $4,300 for each additional person. Page 2
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Is the number of people in poverty more or less than last year? 10 years ago? This year there are approximately 39.8 million people in poverty. Last year there were approximately 37.3 million people in poverty.
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Unformatted text preview: Ten years ago, there were 33 million people living in poverty. Well ten years ago, there were fewer people. With an in crease in population and fewer jobs economically, it makes sense that the people living in poverty would be more now. How many states had and in crease in poverty rate compared to last year and WHY? 25 states had an increase. I believe this was due to issues in the construction industry boom. Houses were buildtlike crazy, and then economically, people couldn't buy them. Also there were some issues in manufacturing plants. What new programs have been initiated to combat poverty at State and Federal Levels. Some programs include increasing minimum wages, health care for those who can't get it, welfare, Medicaid....
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