Behind The Poverty Numbers: Real Lives, Real Pain

AP
unemployed poverty stories real life
unemployed poverty stories real life

By David Crary

At a food pantry in a Chicago suburb, a 38-year-old mother of two breaks into tears.

She and her husband have been out of work for nearly two years. Their house and car are gone. So is their foothold in the middle class and, at times, their self-esteem.