Birth rates in the United States have continued to drop for the fourth straight year, even reaching their lowest figures in 32 years in 2018.
In a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of new babies born in the country last year was at about 3.7 million. This is 2 percent lower compared to birth rates recorded in 2017.
Population experts say the development comes as a surprise seeing how the U.S. job market and the economy, in general, has considerably grown over the past few years. They expected birth rates in the country to stabilize or even rise as a result.
Demographers are calling the negative trend in U.S. birth rates a national problem.
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