A Profile of the Working Poor, 2013
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Bureau of Labor Statistics
[Excerpt] This report presents data on the relationship between labor force activity and poverty status in 2013 for workers and their families. These data were collected in the 2013 Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey. The 2013 data are based on fewer sample responses than in recent years. (For a detailed description of the source of the data and an explanation of the concepts and definitions used in this report, see the technical notes at the end of this report.) The specific income thresholds used to determine people’s poverty status vary, depending on whether the individuals are living with family members or are living alone or with nonrelatives. For family members, the poverty threshold is determined by their family’s total income; for individuals not living in families, their personal income is used as the determinant.
poverty; United States; labor force activity; workers; families