Who Makes Up the ‘Working Poor’ in America?.

The Wall Street Journal

April 11, 2013


Roughly 46 million people in the U.S., or 15% of the population, lived below the official poverty line in 2011. About 10.4 million of them are considered part of the “working poor.” That means they spent at least half the year in the labor force, but they still fell below the poverty level.
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