Poverty

obama economy poverty rate

About 46.5 million Americans are living in poverty -- equivalent to 15% of the entire U.S. population. The poverty rate has barely budged during Obama's presidency, marking the first time it has remained at or above 15% for three consecutive years since 1965.

First published January 28, 2014: 7:06 AM ET
Charts by CNNMoney's Dana Lipnickas and Dominic Aratari

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