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Chart shows the fertility rate (per 1,000 women) from 1970 to 2017.

Chart shows the fertility rate (per 1,000 women) from 1970 to 2017.

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US births hit a 30-year low, despite good economy

U.S. birth rates declined last year for women in their teens, 20s and — surprisingly — their 30s, leading to the fewest babies in 30 years, according to a government report released Thursday.