“Across the board in children living in high poverty areas and children whose parents lack secure employment, we found an 11% increase,” said Gutierrez. “Since the 2008 recession, the unemployment rate has consistently declined. We assumed with that decline we would see a decline in the child poverty rate. That hasn’t been the case.”
Two paradoxes to solve in one day? It’s like I’ve died and gone to a place that is marginally like heaven.
This one is quite easy. The decline in the unemployment rate is statistical legerdemain, based on how easy it is to classify a person as employed, and how easy it is to drop people from the labor pool.