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2020 ALICE Report



ALICE study reveals 51% percent of Louisiana households statewide; Updated United Way ALICE Report details size and scope of financial hardship in Louisiana.

New research shows that in Louisiana, 891,000 households – fully 51 percent statewide and 57% in Northeast Louisiana — struggled to afford basic household necessities in 2018, according to the United Way ALICE Report for Louisiana released August 6, 2020 by the Louisiana Association of United Ways.

ALICE, which stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, places a spotlight on a large population of hardworking residents who work at low-paying jobs, have little or no savings, and are one emergency from falling into poverty.

The United Way ALICE Report is the most comprehensive depiction of financial need in the state to date, using data from a variety of sources, including the U.S. Census. The report includes measures, based on present-day income levels and expenses that show how many Louisiana workers are struggling financially, and why.




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