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California is Number #1 State where poverty is worse than you think!

©ourtesy of (Yahoo)

CALIFORNIA: Supplemental poverty rate 2011-2013: 23.4% (the highest)povertyCALIFORNIA HAS:

> An Official poverty rate: 16.0% (15th highest)

> The State price level: 4th highest

> Pct. without health insurance: 17.2% (8th highest)

In no state was the gap between the official poverty rate and the supplemental poverty rate wider than in California. Between 2011 and 2013, an average of 16% of residents earned incomes below the poverty line, one of the higher rates in the nation. Once taxes, cost of living, and non-cash income were taken into account, the poverty rate rose to 23.4%, the highest supplemental poverty rate nationwide. California’s high cost of living is the largest force pushing state residents into poverty. The cost of rent relative to the rest of the nation was higher than in every state except for Hawaii in 2012. Every day items are also more expensive in California than in the vast majority of states. And despite a wide-ranging need for government assistance, just 9.4% of households received food stamps last year, one of the lowest rates. – – READ MORE

Other States with grave POVERTY are:

2) HAWAII  |  3) NEW JERSEY  |  4) FLORIDA  |  5) NEVADA  |   6)  MARYLAND  |  7) VIRGINIA  |  8) MASSACHUSETTS  |  9) NEW HAMPSHIRE  |  10) CONNECTICUT Continue reading

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