October 24, 2016
According to the recently updated United Way ALICE Report – Connecticut, both the number and percentage of households in Connecticut struggling to pay for their most basic needs increased from the years 2012 to 2014. Connecticut is one of the wealthiest states in the nation per capita, yet every city and town has ALICE households. These are households where income falls below what is needed to thrive financially, despite the fact that family members are employed. Wages simply don’t cover the cost of living. Of all households in the state with family members who are employed, one in four are ALICE households.
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