3 out of 10 families not earning enough to make ends meet.

Author:Brown, Carolyn M.
Position:Talking points: What You Need To Know - Brief article

With incomes on the decline and unemployment on the rise, families are finding it harder to make ends meet, reports the Economic Policy Institute, a Washington, D.C., think tank. EPI's latest family budget data shows that 30% of all households with children do not earn enough money to cover housing, food, transportation, childcare, healthcare, taxes, and other basic expenses. The annual cost of living runs highest for a family of four in major urban areas, including New York and Washington, D.C. Using the EPI'S online Basic Family Budget Calculator (www.epi.org), working families can get a reality check on the real...

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