Over half of county makes less than basic living costs

Bledsoe County has one of the highest percentages of working people earning less than the basic cost of living out of all of Tennessee’s counties, with households in the City of Pikeville faring even worse percentage-wise than the County as a whole.

ALICE is an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, which are households that earn more than the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) but less than the basic cost of living in their county (the ALICE Threshold), according to a new study from the United Ways of Tennessee.

For more, see the October 17 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner.

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