Ranks of working poor increasing

by Michael A Fletcher

The ranks of the so-called working poor have grown even as the nation is showing signs of shaking off the worst effects of the recession.  Photo: Michael S Williamson/Washington Post

Nearly a third of the nation’s working families earn salaries so low that they struggle to pay for their necessities, according to a new report.

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