U.S. Birth Rate Declines For Sixth Straight Year

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U.S. Birth Rate Declines For Sixth Straight Year
The CDC reports the birth rate was down four percent in 2020 and it recorded the lowest number of births since 1979.
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The U.S. birth rate has declined for the sixth year in a row.

The federal government reports it went down four percent last year compared to 2019's numbers.

About 3.6 million babies were born in 2020 – the lowest total since 1979. 

The birth rate fell to record lows for older teens and younger women. The pandemic may have had an impact.