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US poverty rate unchanged; record numbers persist

Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2012 8:58 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s poverty rate remained stuck at a record level last year, while household income dropped and the number of people who don’t have health insurance declined.

A Census Bureau report released Wednesday provided a mixed picture of the economic well-being of U.S. households for 2011 as the nation enters the final phase of a presidential election campaign in which the economy is the No. 1 issue.

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