Tag: Poverty

Maryland feels sting of national poverty spike

Maryland hit a poverty rate of 10.8%, the highest in nearly two decades, according to a report Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Maryland’s statistics are well below the national rate of 15.1% — yet the state’s poverty rate has increased 12.5% from 2009 to 2010, the period measured by the annual census report.

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Should Maryland's minimum wage be raised immediately to $15 an hour?