Items Tagged with 'Michigan Association of United Ways'


State’s economic policy should involve raising household income

December 13, 2019
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently announced both an expansion of access to food assistance, cash assistance and state emergency relief, and an increase in the number of workers eligible for overtime pay. Read More

Michigan has an ALICE problem, and it doesn’t discriminate

March 29, 2019
The Michigan Association of United Ways in “ALICE in Michigan: A Financial Hardship Study” reports that in 2017, 43 percent of Michigan households were unable to pay for necessities. Read More

Data show more education equates to higher wages

October 12, 2018
Michigan’s and metro Grand Rapids’ biggest economic challenge is not enough good-paying jobs. Read More

Economic well-being starts with education

August 3, 2018
The Federal Reserve recently published its “Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2017.” Its data comes from a survey of Americans’ assessments of their economic well-being. Read More

State’s economy leaves too many behind

July 6, 2018
The Michigan Association of United Ways’ ALICE report is the best calculation of the proportion of Michigan households that cannot afford basic necessities. Read More

Good-paying jobs key to Michigan’s success

May 25, 2018
The economic headline this month is the unemployment rate nationally falling below 4 percent for the first time since the turn of the century. Read More

Projections indicate too many low-paying jobs

November 24, 2017
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their job projections for 2016-26. Read More

Economic policy’s main goal: boosting household income

April 7, 2017
In the seventh year of a national economic expansion — and an even stronger rebound from near bankruptcy of the domestic auto industry — too many Michigan households are struggling. Read More

Report finds ALICE can't afford to live here anymore

October 3, 2014
Conventional wisdom among Michigan business, political and media elites seems to be that Michigan is back. Read More