FACTSHEET: Guide to Poverty & Income Data - 2013 Data to be Released on September 16 and 18

By Tazra Mitchell
Policy Analyst, Budget & Tax Center
September 2014

On two days this week, the Census Bureau will release new 2013 data on poverty and income:

  • On Sept. 16th, the Bureau will release poverty and income data from the Current Population Survey (CPS).
  • On Sept. 18th, the Bureau will release more robust poverty and income data from the American Community Survey (ACS).

Ahead of the release, it is worth noting that poverty has been slow to decline during the current economic recovery and austerity policies likely hampered progress against poverty in 2013. A return to pre-recession poverty level anytime soon is unlikely.

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