Oct. 14, 2008
ATLANTA, Ga. (WXTX)--- A new national report says 30 percent of Georgia's working families are working poor.
"Still Working Hard, Still Falling Short," funded in part by the nonprofit Annie E. Casey Foundation, estimates nationwide, 42 million adults and children are living in families that earn too little to meet their basic needs.
The report estimates an extra 350,000 working families in Georgia were low-income in 2006 compared to 2002. Georgia ranks 17th among states for the rate of working poor. New Hampshire ranked No. 1.