One analyst has called it the “selective recovery,” referring to the fact that while incomes are improving for many after the Great Recession of 2007-2009, the poor remain poor and there are more people heading into poverty. New data from the U.S. Census Bureau underscores this trend. See Reuters article for a summary of the new Census report. Missouri is very much a part of this national picture. For more on a Missouri perspective, see this Kansas City Star article from their business section, and some maps provided by the St. Louis Post Dispatch.
Posted: September 19, 2013