Despite more jobs, US poverty rate rises / The Christian Science Monitor - CSMonitor.com
Yes, it's continued upward thanks to the Recession - which also began while Bush was in office; and was actually - according to many experts - the result of the widening of the gap between rich and poor.
Trends in American Income Inequality Prior to the Recession-Becker - The Becker-Posner Blog
No Recession for Millionaires as Income Inequality Continues to Increase « The Washington Independent
Income Gaps Between Very Rich and Everyone Else More Than Tripled In Last Three Decades, New Data Show — Center on Budget and Policy Priorities