1 in 7 Americans Live In Poverty

Posted by | September 16, 2010 11:02 | Filed under: Top Stories

The number of people of working living in poverty in America is the highest it’s been since 1965.  The percentage of Americans in poverty is 14.3%.

The Census Bureau says that about 43.6 million people, or 1 in 7, were in poverty last year. That’s up from 39.8 million, or 13.2 percent, in 2008.

The number of people lacking health insurance rose from 46.3 million to 50.7 million, due mostly to the loss of employer-provided health insurance during the recession. Congress passed a health overhaul earlier this year to extend coverage to more people.

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