Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Food, Shelter Data Worse Than in Recession

NEW YORK (MainStreet) -- Households are having more trouble paying for basic necessities now than during the recession, one study shows, offering further proof the economic recovery has been anything but for many Americans. Fewer Americans had enough money to pay for food and shelter in September of this year than the same month in 2008, according to Gallup's monthly survey of more than 29,000 adults. Just 80.1% of those surveyed could afford to buy food for their family last month and 89.8% could afford housing, both of which were down 1 percentage point from September 2008, in the middle of the recession.


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