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Texas’ Unemployment Rate Fell To 5.2 Percent In April

Unemployment rates fell in nearly all U.S. states last month, and half the states now have rates below 6 percent. The figures are a sign of widespread, if slow, improvement in the nation’s job market.

05/16/2014

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Rewards In Social Services Are Linked To Higher Education In Dallas

Higher education has allowed Lisa Ciminelli to get to where she is today, as assistant vice president of neighbor support services at CitySquare.

01/20/2014

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Quality Of Life Report: Nearly 1/3 Of Dallas Co. Kids Live In Poverty

According to the Children’s Medical Center annual snapshot of local children’s health, “Beyond ABC: Assessing Children’s Health in Dallas County,” nearly a third of the children in Dallas County live in poverty.

CBS 11–11/12/2013

The Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, or SNAP, provides assistance to more than more than 400,000 people in North Texas. (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Less Money In The Pot For Families On Food Stamps

Starting November first, people enrolled in the government’s Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps, will see a reduction in monthly benefits.

10/31/2013

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Income & Poverty In Texas Still Not Recovered

Texas weathered the 2008 recession better than most states, but the state’s median income remains below 2000 levels, and the poverty and uninsured rates remain high, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released Thursday.

09/19/2013

380238 04: Pediatrician Wilma Bausas examines Gladys Perez, 4, during her visit to the Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe, Inc. health clinic October 14, 2000 in El Paso, Texas. Texas ranks second to last (49th out of 50 states) in the nation in the percentage of children without health insurance. About 1.4 million children in Texas are uninsured. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Texas Has Highest Uninsured Rate, High Poverty

Texas continues to have the highest rate in the country of people without health insurance and ranks among the top-10 highest in poverty.

09/17/2013

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Opinion: Romney Denigrates 47% Not Paying Taxes As He Uses Loopholes Trying To Do The Same

Mitt Romney, if you want to talk about mooches and freeloaders that take advantage of the system then grow a spine and show America your tax returns. Let’s see what you really pay as a percentage. Let’s see what deductions you take. Let’s see how addicted to federal benefits you are.

09/21/2012

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Dallas NAACP Wants Texas Lottery Shut Down

The Dallas chapter of the NAACP wants to stop seeing low income Texans pumping money into the state lottery by putting it out of business

06/27/2012

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Survey Finds 25 Percent Of Texas Kids In Poverty

Texas has the second-highest birth rate in the nation and more than 25 percent of those children live in poverty.

04/05/2012

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Pictures Chronicle Poverty “In Our Own Backyard”

Modern-day photographer Steve Liss has taken 43 TIME magazine covers. However, his latest subjects are a group that’s moved out of the spotlight: the 50 million Americans, millions of those Texans, who live in poverty.

03/20/2012

State Has Texas-Sized Poverty Problem

Texans politicians like to tout the state’s economic growth, but more and more Texans are finding themselves teetering on the edge of poverty.

02/05/2012

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Report Looks At Poverty & Health Of Dallas County Children

According to a new report, the number of Dallas County children living below the poverty line is enough to fill Cowboys Stadium – more than twice!

11/14/2011

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