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Changes in U.S. Spending Patterns

Recently we posted a comparison of the types of jobs Americans held in 1940 and 2010, based on Census data. Now NPR has posted an interesting image showing how spending on different categories has changed: Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Credit: Lam Thuy Vo / NPR The change in spending on food is especially noteworthy, given the role that cost of food plays in determining the poverty line in the U.
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