The U.S. poverty rate fell to 11.8%, its lowest level since 2001 and the first time in 11 years it’s significantly ducked under the 2007 rate.
Median household income surpassed $63,000/year for the first time.
The number of people employed full-time and year-round rose 2.3 million from 2017.
The number of people without health coverage rose to 27.5 million, or 8.5% of the population, in 2018.
That’s up from 7.9% in 2017 and the first time that figure has increased annually since the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 because the Trump administration imposing limits on safety net programs like Medicaid for immigrants and states cracking down on eligibility and work requirements.