Ohio - Cleveland - Getting Poorer (rich getting richer - poor getting poorer)

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Thu, 01/31/2013 - 16:16.

Lazy? Too busy nursing a bottle of Dom and mowing over homeless people in your stretch Escalade to read a 52-page report on poverty in Ohio? Below are some easily digestible statistics from the report, but you might want to check out the original for the helpful infographics at the beginning, which is where I drew most of the statistics from anyway because I don’t know how to read and also I’m on the phone with my portfolio manager in the Cayman Islands.

Ohio poverty statistics:

1 in 6 Ohioans live below the national poverty level.

Our statewide poverty rate is 16.4; the national rate is 15.9

42.3% of those living in poverty work full- or part-time.

Poverty increased in Ohio by 57.7% between 1999 and 2011, though the population only increased 1.7%

Over the past 22 years, the hourly wage of Ohio’s richest 10% increased by $3.99, while wages for low-income workers decreased by 71 cents and those for middle-income workers by $1.34.

1 in 12 Ohioans living in poverty has a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Cleveland’s poverty rate in 2009 was 26.3%; in 2011, it was 34.3% (a 7.3% increase).Share





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