By Harriet Jones October 12, 2016
The proportion of people in Connecticut who are working, and yet still struggling to make ends meet has risen in the last two years. That’s according to a new study from United Way.
They’re called ALICE; that’s the shorthand for people who are Asset Limited, Income Constrained, and Employed. The designation comes from United Way of Connecticut, which is attempting to put a face on this group, which the charity says doesn’t receive enough recognition or help from society at large.
United Way’s latest ALICE report, says more than one in four households in the state can be described this way; 27 percent of the state’s population, up from 25 percent in its latest study in 2014. That’s more than 360,000 households, who are above the federal poverty level, but still struggling to get by.
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