Report: Phoenix metro area hit hard by extreme poverty

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Although the United States is years past the recession that hit the country hard and both jobs and incomes are on the rise, there is still extreme poverty around the nation.

According to MSN, the Phoenix metro area has been hit second-hardest out of the whole country by extreme poverty.

MSN reports that, “In 2015, 14.6 percent of Americans lived in poverty, compared to the 12.4 percent who did in 2009.”

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