US official poverty rate was 11.5% in 2022, Census Bureau says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The official U.S. poverty rate was 11.5% in 2022, while the supplemental poverty rate, which takes into account government support such as stimulus checks, was 12.4%, the Census Bureau said on Tuesday.

In a call with reporters, the Census Bureau said some 92.1% of Americans had health insurance for all or part of 2022.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey and Rami Ayyub; Editing by Doina Chiacu)