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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There has been a lot of talk about missed paychecks in the aftermath of the government shutdown. And, on Wednesday, a new report says 40 percent of Americans are just one missed paycheck away from poverty.
The findings from economic advocacy group Prosperity highlights the disparity between record-low unemployment and the financial health of many households.
There has been a lot of attention on this in recent weeks with the government shutdown, when thousands of workers struggled to cover necessities like housing and food.