Obama's economy in 17 charts

When the president entered office in 2009, the economy was issue No. 1. It still is today. Here's a look at how the economy has improved in some ways, but not others.

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.

Charts by CNNMoney's Dana Lipnickas and Dominic Aratari
- Last updated January 28 2014 07:06 AM ET
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