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Census: US Poverty Rate Swells to Nearly 1 in 6

September 13, 2011 by twalker  
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The ranks of America’s poor swelled to almost 1 in 6 people last year, reaching a new high as long-term unemployment left millions of Americans struggling and out of work.┬áThe 46 million now living in poverty is the largest on record dating back to when the census began tracking poverty in 1959. Source: Associated Press

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  1. Hal (GT) says:

    This is in no way good news. But it must be remembered that, in general, our poorest of poor are still better off in our country than in other countries.

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