WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as the economy shows signs of improvement and poverty levels off, new U.S. census data suggests the gains are halting and uneven. Depending on education, race, income and even marriage, not all segments of the population are seeing an economic turnaround.
Poverty is on the rise in single-mother families. More people are falling into lower-income groups. And after earlier signs of increased mobility, fewer people are moving as homeownership declined for a fifth straight year.
The annual U.S. survey of socioeconomic indicators covers all of last year, representing the third year of a post-recession rebound.
The figures also show a slightly faster pace of growth in the foreign-born population. It increased to 40.8 million, or 13 percent of the U.S.