Poverty continues to rise in Jamaica according to survery

According to RJR News, the latest Survey of  Living Conditions shows an increase in poverty and says some of  the poorest Jamaicans are not turning to the government for help.
     
The findings of  the 2012 survey were released on Friday by the Planning Institute of  Jamaica (PIOJ).
    
 The survey showed one out of  every five Jamaicans lived in poverty.
     

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The data looked at poverty by parish for the first time since 2008…and the four year gap showed significant changes.
     
Ten of  the 14 parishes recorded increases in poverty. St. Catherine which in 2008 had the least number of  poor people or 7.5 percent saw the figure increase to 24 percent in 2012.
     
St. Mary, which in 2008 was the parish with the second largest  number of  poor people now has the lowest poverty rate.
     
One out of  every 10 people in the parish was poor in 2012 compared to 1 in every five in 2008.

Source: RJR News

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Esteban Agosto Reid
8 years ago

What happened in St. Mary?

Winston Buckley
8 years ago

my country , i wont watch u fall from grace , i will try my best to help

Pangkomadlinks Pangkomadlinks

Jus out of curiosity how can u give puss butter and milk to watch over

Everett Green
8 years ago

Esteban Agosto Reid, what happened in St Mary is they voted PNP

Adolf Buckley
7 years ago

my country , i wont watch u fall from grace , i will try my best to help

Esteban Agosto Reid
7 years ago

What happened in St. Mary?