Record low for teenage birth rates

Fewer teenagers gave birth in 2016 than at any time in our nation’s history, at least as far back as the CDC has been calculating it. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the birth rate of females under the age of 19 is now at 2.3%, which is a record low. The rate has continued to also trend down, and the birth rate decreased 9% from 2015. This decrease will put much less strain on those financial aid programs that help pregnant women, which is great news.

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2018 Social security increase may be seven times greater than last year

While the final projections are still to come later in 2017, it is currently estimated that the over 60 million people that are enrolled in the social security program can expect as much as a 2.2% increase in 2018. If it comes to fruition, this will be the largest increase in six years, and that amount will be about 700% greater than the 2017 increase.

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