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Wisconsinites earning less, more in poverty

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Wisconsinites earning less, more in poverty
New Richmond Wisconsin 127 South Knowles Avenue 54017

More Wisconsinites are living in poverty and those who have jobs are earning less than in 2003.

A report released by the U.S. Census Bureau shows that the average annual household median income dropped from $48,181 in the 2003/04 period to $45,956 in the 2004/05 period. That's a total drop of $2,226

The percentage of state residents living in poverty during the 2003/04 period was at 11.1 percent and that percentage grew to 11.2 percent in the 2004/05 reporting period.

More Wisconsinites have health insurance according to the report.

In the 2003/04 period 10.6 percent of state residents were without health insurance. That number dropped during the 2004/05 period to 10 percent.

news@hudsonstarobserver.com
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