Poverty Rate Rose in 2008, Census Finds


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Published in The Wall Street Journal September 11, 2009 by Eric Eckholm

In the recession last year, the nation’s poverty rate climbed to 13.2 percent, up from 12.5 percent in 2007, according to an annual report released Thursday by the Census Bureau. The report also documented a decline in employer-provided health insurance and in coverage for adults.

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