Monthly Archives: September 2009

New Study by ACPP: Alaskan Middle-Class in Trouble

State of Working Alaska 2009, a new report by the Alaska Center for Public Policy, reports data, trends and economic performance that can be taken in consideration by policymakers to address critical issues facing Alaskan families. Some of the findings the State of Working Alaska 2009 are:

  • A basic family budget includes only the amounts a family needs to spend to feed, shelter, and clothe itself, and get to work and school. It includes no savings, no restaurant meals, no funds for emergencies. In Anchorage a basic budget for a family of four is approximately $53,000.  It is higher in rural areas. Read the rest of this entry