Report: R.I. had No. 2 highest rate of poverty in N.E. in 2019

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the No.18 lowest poverty rate in the United States in 2019 but the second highest rate in New England at 10.8%, according to a report from the Economic Progress Institute released Thursday. The overall poverty rate in the U.S. was 12.3%. EPI’s report is based on data from the U.S.…

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