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Census: US Poverty Rate Swells To Nearly 1 In 6

September 13, 2011 1:26 p.m.

The ranks of the nation's poor swelled to nearly 1 in 6 people last year, reaching a new high as long-term unemployment woes left millions of Americans struggling and out of work. The number of uninsured edged up to 49.9 million, the biggest in over two decades.

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