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Number of Americans in poverty jumps to 43.6M; working-age poor at highest level since 1960s

Publié par Clifford Armion le 17/09/2010

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"WASHINGTON (AP) The ranks of the working-age poor climbed to the highest level since the 1960s as the recession threw millions of people out of work last year, leaving one in seven Americans in poverty. "The overall poverty rate climbed to 14.3 percent, or 43.6 million people, the Census Bureau said Thursday in its annual report on the economic well-being of U.S. households. The report covers 2009, President Barack Obama's first year in office. "The poverty rate increased from 13.2 percent, or 39.8 million people, in 2008." Read on...
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"Number of Americans in poverty jumps to 43.6M; working-age poor at highest level since 1960s", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2010. Consulté le 27/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/number-of-americans-in-poverty-jumps-to-43-6m-working-age-poor-at-highest-level-since-1960s