Date of the Article: February 27, 2019
The poverty rate declined overall in 2017 but the rate among Hispanics had one of the largest year-to-year drops across demographic groups and was the lowest since poverty estimates for Hispanics were first published in 1972.
Data from the Current Population Survey Annual Social Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC) showed the annual poverty rate in 2017 was 12.3 percent, a decline of 0.4 percentage points from 2016.
Source of Data: The Current Population Survey
The Current Population Survey is the primary source of labor force statistics in the U.S.
This survey is conducted every month on a sample of 60,000 households. Topics include labor force questions and additional related topics such as income, veteran status, school enrollment and job tenure.