May 20, 2020
In Carmen’s opening commentary she highlighted the latest CDC birth statistics, based on 2019 numbers, show that the number of babies born in the U.S. continues it decline.
- Overall trends: There were more than 3.7 million births in the U.S. last year, which represents a 1% dip since 2018 and the lowest number of births since 1985.
- Fertility rate: The general fertility rate for 2019, which represents the rate at which the majority of women of reproductive age (15-44) are presently having kids, was 58.2 births per 1,000 women, a 2% dip from 2018.
- Other characteristics: Birth rates among teenagers also reached a record low last year, down 5% since 2018. Delivery by C-sections continued to decline slightly last year, while pre-term births rose for a fifth year in a row and are at the highest rate in a decade
Carmen talks today with Bill English about the growing federal deficit and debt in relationship to the nation’s GDP and why it matters to you.
In the second half, Carmen welcomes Rob Neely, Jr. for a look at InspireMore.com and some great good news!