Rate of working poor in 2002
October 27, 2004
Of all persons who were in the labor force for 27 weeks or more, 5.3 percent were classified as working poor in 2002, up by 0.4 percentage point from the previous year.
In 2002, the poverty rate for those who worked 27 weeks was 0.6 percentage point above its recent low of 4.7 percent in 2000. However, the 2002 rate was still below the series peak of 6.7 percent which occurred in 1993.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Rate of working poor in 2002 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2004/oct/wk1/art04.htm (visited November 29, 2014).
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