Almost 10 mn people in US live on less than $2 a day

 Almost ten million people in the US live on less than $2 a day and outside the money economy, surviving on food stamps, welfare and free meals provided by public schools and charities, Brookings Institution researcher Laurence Chandy said.

Extreme poverty rises in US: Study

The number of Americans living in
extreme poverty has grown by more than one-third over the past decade.

US poverty rate swells to nearly 1 in 6: Census

The ranks of America`s poor swelled to almost 1 in 6 people last year as long-term unemployment left millions of Americans struggling and out of work.