Poverty in the United States, 2008

Brief

Poverty in the United States, 2008

September 10, 2009

Abstract

Today, the U.S. Census Bureau announced that the U.S. poverty rate reached 13.2 percent in 2008. Even this significant increase from the 12.5 percent rate in 2007 surely understates the share of Americans struggling to make ends meet today in September 2009.

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