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Partners for Rural Transformation release policy paper

The Partners for Rural Transformation (PRT) is a national coalition dedicated to advancing economic mobility in persistent poverty areas. Collectively, the PRT members provide financial products and services that advance quality jobs, housing, infrastructure and address other vital needs in America where the poverty rate has exceeded 20 percent for at least three consecutive decades.

Rural America faces rising suicide rates

A recent University of Ohio study raises important questions about suicide in rural communities. The study correlated suicide rates based on where victims lived. Rural areas had notably higher rates, 22 per 100,000 people, compared to 17.6 in large metropolitan areas.

Poverty rate down says U.S. Census Bureau

Despite the U.S. Census Bureau’s annual report on income and poverty, which states that the poverty rate fell slightly last year, millions of Americans still struggle.

Rural job growth lags behind metro counties

Metro areas across the country experienced job growth during the past year, especially those with more than one million people. Meanwhile rural counties saw only 8 percent growth, according to The Daily Yonder.

Despite rural poverty in US, many areas are thriving

Rural working class Americans have had a hard time making ends meet in recent decades, but some sections of the country are doing better than others, including around the American West, Montana and New Mexico among them.