In 2017, the child poverty rate was 18%. Go back nearly three decades to 1990: also 18%.
How did 30% of income become the accepted benchmark?
After adjusting for inflation, black workers' median weekly earnings have risen at a fraction of the pace of wages for white, Hispanic and Asian workers.
“It is, in a way, a map of poverty in this country,” ProPublica reporter Paul Kiel says.
North Carolina is trying to lower health care costs for state workers by limiting how much the state pays some health providers
North Carolina is taking a step toward lowering costs for state workers.
A new analysis by the Urban Institute finds that a quarter of Americans living in poverty don’t receive public assistance such as food stamps, subsidized housing, child care or cash benefits.
Recent devastating wildfires burned down more than 300 homes in Malibu, California — one of the wealthiest cities in California. Many homeowners there employed gardeners and housekeepers who lost their jobs. Oscar Mondragόn, the director of the Malibu Community Labor Exchange, where day workers find work, says it’s too early to tell how many workers were […]
Twenty states are raising their minimum wages as we usher in 2019.
They can be left anywhere, which riles wealthy communities. But that might make them surprisingly effective in underserved neighborhoods.
An entity that buys land in Pescadero, California to preserve it as open space also effectively takes the land off the tax rolls