Poverty in America

The below-linked article discusses how the shutdown highlighted the problem of poverty in America.

However, the below graph, put out by the Dept. of Labor Statistics, (https://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t19.htm) suggests that the problem is not as bad as indicated in the article.

[It looks like I might have been too quick to jump to the above conclusion. Clicking on the highlighted lines in the NBC article, it looks like all of their numbers were taken from Bureau of Labor Statistics tables(!)]

NBC Article on Poverty in America

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