Here’s why 10.4 million American workers are still in poverty: "In 2011, some 46.2 million Americans lived below the official poverty line — 15 percent of the country. Of those, roughly 10.4 million counted as the “working poor,” people who either had jobs or were looking for at least half the year, but still fell below the line.
Those figures come from a new report out by the Bureau of Labor Statistics that tries to get a better picture of the working poor in America. One big finding is that — no surprise — the number of workers in poverty soared during the recession:"
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