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zoom The poverty rate in the United States of America soars to over 1 in 6 Americans
New figures on income levels released this week  confirm what many in the United States struggling to make ends meet  already knew: it is a country in the midst of a poverty crisis that will  define a generation.
Soaring poverty rates and a decade of stagnation  in prosperity levels even for wealthier Americans emerge as the gloomy  headlines from a new Census Bureau survey showing that 46.2 million  people in the country were subsisting below the poverty level last year,  more than has been seen in any year since the surveys began 52 years  ago.
Last year an additional 2.6 million  Americans fell below the poverty threshold, set at $22,113 for a family  of four. Moreover, median household incomes dipped to a level not seen  since 1997. The US has not seen such an extended period without growth  in household income since the Great Depression.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/almost-1-in-6-americans-living-below-poverty-line-2354789.html

The poverty rate in the United States of America soars to over 1 in 6 Americans

New figures on income levels released this week confirm what many in the United States struggling to make ends meet already knew: it is a country in the midst of a poverty crisis that will define a generation.

Soaring poverty rates and a decade of stagnation in prosperity levels even for wealthier Americans emerge as the gloomy headlines from a new Census Bureau survey showing that 46.2 million people in the country were subsisting below the poverty level last year, more than has been seen in any year since the surveys began 52 years ago.

Last year an additional 2.6 million Americans fell below the poverty threshold, set at $22,113 for a family of four. Moreover, median household incomes dipped to a level not seen since 1997. The US has not seen such an extended period without growth in household income since the Great Depression.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/almost-1-in-6-americans-living-below-poverty-line-2354789.html

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