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Working poor


Earning less than is needed to live comfortably. Working full time but still living in poverty. Most government’s have a ‘poverty line’ to gauge financial condition of the populace, and it is common that people with full time jobs (one or more jobs) can still earn so little that they remain under the poverty line.

“My dad works at a fast food restaurant but for not much pay, so he is the working poor.”

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