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Oregon, Washington Poverty Rates Increase

(Washington, DC)  --  New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show Oregon and Washington experienced increases in their poverty rates between 2012 and 2013.  The rate of poverty in Oregon grew from 13-point-five to just over 15-percent.  Washington's poverty rate increased from 13-and-a-half-percent to 14-point-one percent.  The Census Bureau says 42 states and the District of Columbia showed no statistical changes in their respective poverty rates or the number of residents in poverty.

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