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Japan Today - News - U.S. poverty rate up for fourth straight year - Japan's Leading International News Network

Japan Today - News - U.S. poverty rate up for fourth straight year - Japan's Leading International News NetworkU.S. poverty rate up for fourth straight year

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Wednesday, August 31, 2005 at 07:46 JST
WASHINGTON — The official U.S. poverty rate increased in 2004 for the fourth straight year as more than one million people joined the ranks of the poor, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday.

The Census Bureau said the number of people living below the poverty line rose last year to 37.0 million people from 35.9 million in 2003, and the poverty rate increased to 12.7% from 12.5 percent.

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