Friday, November 16, 2012

California Number 1 in Poverty Rankings Overtakes Mississippi : New Census Data Makes History

The Daily Caller reports:
The Golden State has fallen on hard times, with a poverty rate that is now twice as bad as West Virginia’s and substantially worse than the rates of poverty in Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas and Texas, according to a new measure of poverty developed by the federal Census Bureau.
There's more:
California snatched the last-place prize from Mississippi, which had the highest poverty rate under the older and simpler measure, which gauged people’s ability to buy basic services and goods.
An article well worth your time.