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Poverty rate unchanged in 2012

Mark Memmott / September 18, 2013 / www.npr.org

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Poverty rate unchanged in 2012

The poverty rate in the United States remained the same between 2011 and 2012 according to new Census information, with 15 percent of Americans below the poverty line. For a family of four with two adults and two children, the poverty threshold in 2012 was $23,283. Mark Memmott at NPR reports on the numbers.

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