Have a Heart for Kids Day rally, 2015

Washington crosses a sad milestone

Carolynm 04/14/09

As the Seattle Times reported today, Washington reached a sad milestone in March: Our unemployment rate broke 9 percent. That has distressing implications for kids. As we reported last month, the new State of Washington’s Children report projected that when Washington’s unemployment rate reached 9 percent, at least 37,000 children would fall into poverty.

They’re falling.