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Poverty-related issues in the news, from the Institute for Research on Poverty

Poverty Measurement – California

California’s economy is booming, so why is it No. 1 in poverty?, By Chris Kirkham, November 13, 2015, Los Angeles Times: “From a quick glance at the headline numbers, California’s economy looks to be in its strongest shape in years. Over the last four years, California has added jobs at a rate faster than all but six other states, and faster than the U.S. overall. The state unemployment rate is at 5.9%, the lowest since November 2007, and significantly below the 25-year average of 7.5%…”