U.S. Poverty Rate Highest Since 1993

September 13, 2011 Updated Sep 13, 2011 at 10:54 AM EDT

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U.S. Poverty Rate Highest Since 1993

September 13, 2011 Updated Sep 13, 2011 at 10:54 AM EDT

New data released by the Census Bureau on Tuesday shows that the U.S. poverty rate rose in 2010, and is at its highest level since 1993, according to a report on CNN.com.

According to the story, the poverty rate stands at 15.1 percent, with more than 46 million people considered to be in need.

Read the CNN.com story HERE.