A couple of interesting new studies related to US economic security.

1. An Associated Press analysis found that:

Nearly one in six people rely on some form of public assistance, a larger share than at any time since the government started measuring two decades ago.

2. And a McClatchy Newspapers analysis found that:

The percentage of poor Americans who are living in severe poverty has reached a 32-year high…

The McClatchy findings are accompanied by an exceptionally good article on American poverty. It’s a must-read for anyone interested in economic security issues.