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The nation’s unemployment rate dipped slightly in March to 8.8 percent, as the economy added more than 200,000 jobs during the month.
But despite the improvement, a new report says millions of Americans are struggling to make ends meet, and we’re talking about people who have jobs.
A group called Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW) has developed a formula that suggests the average single worker needs to earn $30,012 a year – nearly twice the federal minimum wage – to cover basic expenses. Single parents require nearly twice the income ($57,756) to support two children, while dual-income households with children require $67,920.