Household Incomes Up, Fewer Uninsured: The News Keeps Coming

From the U.S. Census:

Real median household income in the United States climbed 1.3 percent between 2006 and 2007, reaching $50,233, according to a report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. This is the third annual increase in real median household income.

Meanwhile, the nation’s official poverty rate in 2007 was 12.5 percent, not statistically different from 2006. There were 37.3 million people in poverty in 2007, up from 36.5 million in 2006. The number of people without health insurance coverage declined from 47 million (15.8 percent) in 2006 to 45.7 million (15.3 percent) in 2007.*

These findings are contained in the report Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2007 [PDF].

Oh, man. What next? Workplace fatalities reach record low?

* The first annual decline in seven years, HealthDay News reports.

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