Timeline: Poverty, joblessness through history

June 08, 2014 12:00 am

A series of programs instituted more than 50 years ago has driven the unemployment rate down significantly since 1959, although Indiana's current rate is less than 2 percent lower than it was then. In a couple of areas of Northwest Indiana, the poverty rate is even greater than it was more than 50 years ago, although some counties have seen dramatic changes. (Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, LBJ Presidential Library and U.S. departments of Agriculture, Labor, Housing and Urban Development and Health and Human Services)

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