By Russell Contreras, Associated Press
Jan. 15, 2020

ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico’s child poverty rate rose slightly and continues to rank near the bottom nationally despite improvements in the state’s economy, a child-advocacy group said Wednesday.

The 2019 New Mexico Kids Count Data Book, released by New Mexico Voices for Children, found 26% of the state’s children in 2018 remained at or below the federal poverty line. That places the state back to 49th nationally in child poverty, where it ranked in previous studies.

A similar study last year showed New Mexico ranked 48th.

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