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America’s Working Poor of 2011

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
 

The bulk of America’s working poor are part-timers, women, black, Hispanic, and they lack the formal education of their peers.

In the report, “A Profile of the Working Poor, 2011,” the Bureau of Labor Statistics said that 10.4 million Americans were classified as working poor. “Working poor” includes people who worked at least 27 weeks in a calendar year, and whose income fell below the federal poverty level.

The number of working poor is virtually unchanged from 2010, though the number of families among the working poor with at least one member in the work force rose from 5.5 million to 5.3 million.

You can read the entire report here.

 

 
 

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