Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Wages in many of Colorado's most common occupations fall short of self-sufficiency

Given how much is needed to meet basic needs for Colorado families, how many Colorado occupations provide a self-sufficiency level income? The table below compares median wages for Colorado's 10 most common occupations to self-sufficiency income in Larimer County for a family with one parent, one preschooler and one school-age child. It shows six of the 10 most common occupations in the state pay wages that are insufficient to reach self-sufficiency.

Learn more by checking out the Self-Sufficiency Standard for Colorado 2011, a measurement of the true cost of making ends meet for Colorado families.

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