Census Bureau to release new poverty numbers

But even as the rich are getting richer, so are many other people, according to Anna Chu of the National Women’s Law Center.

“A lot more families are getting a toehold on the economy, and doing slightly better in recovering from the great recession,” she said.

Chu said the numbers might even show the wage gap between men and women close a bit. But, she’s not too excited. Even if it does shrink, it will probably only be by a cent or two. So, instead of women making — on average — 79 cents to a man’s dollar, they’ll make 80.