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Monday, October 11, 2004

Working, but not making enough to pay the bills

"One in every five U.S. jobs pays less than a poverty-level wage for a family of four, according to a study by the nonpartisan Working Poor Families Project.

The result of so many low-paying jobs is that nearly 39 million Americans, including 20 million children, are members of 'low-income working families' — with barely enough money to cover basic needs like housing, groceries and child care, the study found."

-Genaro Armas, Associated Press

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