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  Trends and Challenges for Work in the 21st Century
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Problems Facing the Working Poor
Marlene Kim
Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations

Figure 4: Percentage Falling into Working Poverty By Occupation

Table 4. Percentage Falling into Working Poverty By Occupation
  below Poverty Difference Between below 150% of poverty
exec 2.06 2.36 4.42
prof 2.58 2.47 5.05
tech 2.3 3.48 5.78
sales 8.14 6.82 14.96
admin sup 4.39 5.07 9.46
priv house 27.68 14.66 42.34
protect serv 4.12 5.2 9.32
oth serv 15.42 13.72 29.14
farm 17.54 13.17 30.71
craft 5.86 7.06 12.92
mach op 8.15 10.14 18.29
transp 6.66 7.69 14.35
laborer 11.42 12.64 24.06

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