Nebraska Appleseed just released their “Nebraska Snapshots: Indicators of the Health of Workers and Families” report. Economic Justice Director James Goddard authored the report and says it appears that hard work isn’t paying off in Nebraska.
Goddard says the report shows nearly one out of three working families, almost 70,000, are low income. More than 77,000 Nebraskans age 18 and older are holding down more than one job. At least 54,000 working families with low incomes fall into a coverage gap where they are unable to get affordable health care.
Goddard says hard working families are Nebraska’s biggest asset and placing a greater focus on pay, a healthy workforce and fixing work supports for families struggling to make ends meet can contribute to our state’s ability to succeed in a global economy.