A new report outlines the extent of financial insecurity in Pennsylvania.
The report comes from the United Way of Pennsylvania.
As of 2017, the most recent year that figures could be compiled, there were more than a million Pennsylvanians above the federal poverty level who aren’t making ends meet.
It’s a status known as Asset-Limited-Income-Constrained-Employed, or ALICE for short. Residents who fall into this category don’t have enough to pay for childcare, food, housing and transportation.
The report added that 1.8 million Pennsylvanians are living paycheck to paycheck.
It’s the first time the United Way has compiled these number for Pennsylvania.