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January is National Poverty in America Awareness Month. Poverty is a persistent issue in the US with many facing food insecurity or homelessness.
The rate of children facing limited availability of nutritional and safe foods to meet basic needs increased by 17% between 2019 and 2020.
Americans continue to spend more on household goods, apparel, and groceries than before the pandemic.
Median household income and the rate of health insurance coverage decreased while the number of people in poverty increased from 2019 to 2020.
About 15% of renters could not pay rent in July. The CDC is expanding its eviction moratorium into October.
According to Department of Agriculture data, 32% of Memphis, Tennessee, residents are low-income and live in areas with insufficient access to groceries.
Fewer Americans are short on adequate food than during the worst parts of the pandemic, according to recent survey data from the US Census Bureau. However, food scarcity has risen since falling to 8% in April.
The recent stimulus bill in response to COVID-19 covers an array of initiatives and focuses less on businesses than the 2020 CARES Act. USAFacts digs into the numbers behind the original version of the House bill passed on February 27, 2021, whose estimated outlays added up to $1.9 trillion. While the $1.9 trillion cost estimate may be revised due to subsequent amendments, many major outlays are expected to remain at similar levels.
With 12 days left until Election Day, the candidates discussed topics including the coronavirus, American families, race in America, and climate change. Here’s a roundup of data on these four debate issues.
The economic toll is increasing, with 25.7% of the damage from the past three years alone. Hurricane Laura will add to that total.
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