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2005

Poverty rate rises to 12.7 percent

Cincinnati Enquirer

08/30/05

Even with a robust economy that was adding jobs last year, the number of Americans who fell into poverty rose to 37 million -- up 1.1 million from 2003 -- according to Census Bureau figures released Tuesday. It marks the fourth straight increase in the government's annual poverty measure. The Census Bureau also said household income remained flat, and that the number of people without health insurance edged up by about 800,000 to 45.8 million people... [editor's note: When you keep raising the threshold to which you peg your definition of "poverty," you get more of it ... imagine that - TLK]

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