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Hoosier Poverty Rates Jumped 5% Since 2000
Updated May 5, 2013 12:06 AM | Filed under: Network Indiana
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(UNDATED) - A new report claims Hoosiers' incomes fall below recession levels in 2001.

The study by the Indiana Coalition on Housing and Homeless Issues says the state may be adding jobs, but those positions aren't high-paying. ICHHI spokesperson Sandy Herman says median hourly wages have remained flat since 2000.

The report also shows Indiana's poverty rate has grown more than 5% between 1999 and 2007. Nationally, the poverty rate has increased by only 0.7% during the same period.

Herman ties to Indiana's economic woes to a loss of manufacturing jobs, an increase in low-paying service positions and a low number of college-educated workers in the labor force. She says there was one bright spot in the report:

More Hoosier children covered by health insurance.

70.3% had private sector health insurance in 2007, higher than the national figure of 64.2%.

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