PBS NewsHour

Parsing the Census Numbers on Income, Poverty and Insurance

Clip: 09/12/2012 | 6m 16s

Newly released census data paints a mixed picture of America's economy. The poverty rate remained stagnant. Wage gains have fallen below the level of inflation. And income inequality is at its highest in decades. Margaret Warner talks to New York Times' David Leonhardt to parse the numbers on income, poverty, and health care.

Aired: 09/12/12

Rating: NR

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