January 15, 2013
New U.S. Census Bureau data show that the number of low-income working families in the United States increased to 10.4 million in 2011. The number was up for the third straight year. “This means that nearly one third of all working families—32 percent—may not have enough money to meet basic needs. At the same time, inequality among working families is increasing, as higher-income families receive a larger share of income relative to families at the bottom of the income distribution,” according to a report released Tuesday by the Working Poor Families Project.