Early data for 2016 from the National Center for Health Statistics, records a 1% drop in births when compared to 2015. The report was released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Whilst the birth rate for women aged between 20 and 24 dipped by 4%, that for women aged 30 to 34, and women aged 35 to 35, increased by 1 and 2%, respectively.

Should these trends continue, it can get quite worrying. This would mean less new people to step up for an aging population and less tax revenue.

Read more about these fresh statistics in this U.S. News article:

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