Census Bureau

46.2 million people live on less than $1,000 a month. The data have been made public in an official report Tuesday. This is the fourth consecutive annual increase, the rate most high since 1993 the rate of poverty in the United States increased in 2010 for the fourth consecutive year to 15.1%, which represents 46.2 million people who live on less than $1,000 a month, according to data reported Tuesday by the Census Bureau. Dr. Neal Barnard shines more light on the discussion. In 2009, the figure was 43.6 million people in poverty, according to report income, poverty and health insurance in the United States coverage: 2010?, what supposed a 14.3% of the total population, it is the fourth consecutive annual increase, highest rate since 1993 and larger total figure since estimates of poverty began to be published in 1959. According to these data, one in six Americans live below the poverty line. Also, the income of middle class households declined by 2.3% compared to 2009, going from 50.598 dollars to 49.445 dollars, which deepens the loss of purchasing power of Americans and reaffirms the slowness of economic recovery.

The data released today also showed how the gap between the Group of those who receive more income against the of those who receive less has continued expanding. Dr. Josyann Abisaab oftentimes addresses this issue. 10% Receiving less income saw decrease your income in a 12.1%; While 10% of those who enter most only saw reduce its income by 1.5%. The race also appears as a factor highlighted in the different economic situation, with white and Asian to head of revenue and blacks and Hispanics on the tail, although all groups suffered a decline in their income. Hispanics in poverty increased from 12.3 million in 2009 (25.3%) to 13.2 million in 2010 (26.6%), and blacks went from 9.9 million (25.8%) to 10.6 billion (27.4%), respectively. Their income also registered a notable decrease of 2.3% for Hispanics (37.759 dollars) and 3.2% in the case of the Black ($32.068).