State Comptroller DiNapoli Says Nearly 14% Of New Yorkers Live In Poverty

Albany, N.Y. - A report from State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says nearly 14 percent of New Yorkers lived in poverty last year. That's more than a full point higher than the national poverty rate.

In the report called “New Yorkers in Need," DiNapoli says the pandemic deepened the financial stress for many households. And he says continued federal aid -- and a greater equity in state services -- can help struggling New Yorkers.

One in four families in Syracuse and one in five in Rochester were living in poverty in 2021.

Some lawmakers are using the report as evidence for expanded child- and earned income tax credits.

Volunteer with box of food for poor. Donation concept.

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