Poor Americans are more likely to be unemployed middle-class workers

The face of the poor has changed as persistent economic weakness in the U.S. drives the number of people in poverty to the largest since the Census Bureau began tracking such data in the 1950s. The poor have become middle-class workers who lost their jobs or full-time employees whose wages aren't enough to lift them above the poverty line. One of seven Americans is living in poverty, according to census data.

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