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Poverty and ‘working poor’ here? Yep

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The numbers are out, and they aren’t pretty.

Poverty in Lincoln Parish has increased. Thirty-one percent of the parish’s 17,144 households are at or below the federal poverty level, according to the United Way’s 2018 ALICE report released Tuesday.

Though that percentage ­— garnered from 2016 data — is only 1 percent higher than the previous level, it’s when the federal number is coupled with what the report calls the “ALICE threshold” that the deeper story comes out.

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