Almost half of US families can't afford basics like rent and food 41% of NJ households among the 'working poor' and it's getting worse. Is the state too expensive? 43 Percent of American Households Can't Afford Basic Needs US Families Can't Afford Basics Like Housing, Food, Study Finds 41% of NJ households struggle to afford basic living expenses

Almost half of US families can't afford basics like rent and food

Nearly 51 million American households can't afford middle class basics, including housing, food, child care, health care and transportation, a new United Way study has found.

The economy may be chugging along, but many Americans are still struggling to afford a basic middle class life. But in Washington State, only 14% of jobs pay more than $40 an hour. Chicago Mercantile Association: Certain market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. A lot of people had their savings wiped out during the recession," Hoopes said. "A lot of people lost their jobs.

41% of NJ households among the 'working poor' and it's getting worse. Is the state too expensive?

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43 Percent of American Households Can't Afford Basic Needs

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US Families Can't Afford Basics Like Housing, Food, Study Finds

Forty-three percent of U.S. families can't afford many of the basics of middle-class life such as housing, food, child care, healthcare, transportation, and a cell phone, according to a new study by the United Way ALICE Project.

Many of these folks are the nation's child care workers, home health aides, office assistants and store clerks, who work low-paying jobs and have little savings, the study noted. All times are ET. A Time Warner Company. Stephen Stirling may be reached at [email protected] . Truthdig has launched its first fully reader-funded project to document the Poor People’s Campaign . Your Truthdig, your way.

41% of NJ households struggle to afford basic living expenses

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Study: 43 Percent Of Americans Can't Afford Basics Like Food, Housing

The United Way's ALICE project released a study documenting the issue.

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Report: Paying for housing, buying food is a struggle for millions

A new report says that nearly half of U.S. citizens are struggling to pay for basic needs like food, housing and health care.

The latest iteration of the ALICE project, released Thursday, is the first time United Way has looked at the population nationally. The severity of the problem varies by state. American History for Truthdiggers: Counterrevolution of 1787? The low unemployment rates may force employers to raise wages to attract scarce talent. The widespread problem is occurring even as the U.S. saw its lowest unemployment rate since 2000 last month.

This would require an hourly wage of $42.46. All rights reserved. Some counties, like Hunterdon, have less than 30 percent of their population under the ALICE threshold. California, New Mexico and Hawaii have the highest number of struggling families, at 49 percent. Now you can personalize your Truthdig experience. Newsmax Comment Policy Keep discussions on topic, avoid personal attacks and threats of any kind.