Rural poverty skyrockets as jobs move away

ㅤ”The lack of jobs in rural America threatens to create a new generation of chronic poverty, Thiede said. In 1980, 70 percent of rural Americans living in poverty were working, albeit in low-wage jobs. Today, less than half of the rural poor are working. That has contributed to a host of other societal problems, including the rising opioid epidemic and lower life expectancy for those living outside of cities.”

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