Poverty rate rose last year

Los Angeles Times - - California - — Car­los Lozano

The county’s poverty rate jumped to 16.1% in 2009, up from 15.2% the pre­vi­ous year, ac­cord­ing to the Cen­sus Bureau’s an­nual Amer­i­can Com­mu­nity Sur­vey.

More than 1.56 mil­lion county res­i­dents lived be­low the poverty level last year.

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