Number of LI kids living in poverty on the rise

The number of children living in poverty on Long Island is rising.A new report says nearly 1 million kids live in poverty across the state.

BELLPORT - The number of children living in poverty on Long Island is rising.A new report says nearly 1 million kids live in poverty across the state. According to the New York State Council on Children and Families, the 2010 child poverty rate was 8.2 percent in Suffolk and 7.9 percent in Nassau.The Kid's Count annual report on the number of children 17 and under who were living in poverty found that 7.6 percent of Nassau children were living in poverty in 2009, up 6.4 percent from the previous year. At the same time, 7.5 percent of Suffolk kids were living in poverty, an increase of 6.9 percent from 2008.

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