WASHINGTON, September 14, 2021 (AFP) – The economic stimulus the US government introduced during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 will increase household income and reduce the number of Americans living in poverty, published this Tuesday by Gov. The analysis of the data shows ( 14 ).
The U.S. Census Bureau reported, “Mean real household income after taxes grew 4% between 2019 and 2020.”
Faced with much of the US economy shutting down due to the pandemic, resulting in a steep rise in unemployment, the US Congress approved a series of packages of cash aid to families and funds to allow companies to continue paying wages Can you .
Thus, taking into account the payment of incentives, the measure of poverty decreased by 9.1% or 2.6 percent compared to 2019, according to the department.
However, when government aid is disregarded, the poverty rate reaches 11.4%, representing the first increase in six years, covering 3.3 million people in 2020.
Furthermore, and disregarding incentives, the median household income in 2020 was US$67,521 (R$352,824), representing a 2.9% decline compared to 2019, according to the US Census Bureau, who said it “The first was statistically significant. Decrease since 2011”.