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U.S. Census survey data from 2010 show a sobering increase in the number of people in the country who are now living in poverty.
The national poverty rate rose to 15.3%, while Washington state’s rose to 13.4%. With higher average wages and a higher minimum wage, Washington’s poverty level ranked 33rd among all 50 states plus the District of Columbia.
Mississippi had the highest percentage of people in poverty in 2010
with 22.4% while New Hampshire had the lowest rate of 8.3%.
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