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Some poor people don’t work. Why?

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The answers in this chart — tracking data from 1994-2012 — might surprise you.

In 2007, The Atlantic points out, 6.4 percent of the unemployed living below the poverty line told the Census Bureau they couldn’t find a job. By 2012, that number had shot up to 13.5 percent.

But that leaves a whopping 86.5 percent not working for other reasons.

More than a quarter stayed home for family reasons and more than 30 percent cited disability for not working.

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