By Abby Hamblin, The San Diego Union-Tribune
California was given a first-place title this week that it surely doesn’t want.
It has the highest rate of poverty of any state in the country, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
As a whole, the U.S. saw its national poverty rate decrease slightly 0.4 percentage points. But the Golden State has its own unique poverty story to tell.
Here’s what you should know.