Last year, about 46.2 million Americans fit the official definition of being poor. This 15.1 percent rate tied 2011 with 1993 as the worst year since the census started tracking the figure in 1959. This year, it’s on course to hit a record 15.9 percent, thanks to persistent joblessness and anemic economic growth. 

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Last year, about 46.2 million Americans fit the official definition of being poor. This 15.1 percent rate tied 2011 with 1993 as the worst year since the census started tracking the figure in 1959. This year, it’s on course to hit a record 15.9 percent, thanks to persistent joblessness and anemic economic growth. 

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