NCFL families struggling according to United Way Alice Report

The economy may be booming, but by one measure a majority of families in north central Florida are struggling to make ends meet.

The annual United way "Alice" report shows that more than half of the households in our area have a hard time paying for all the basic necessities.

The "asset limited, income constrained, employed" metric has a much higher threshold than the poverty rate.

It is determined by the minimum wage a family must make to afford typical living expenses.

A family of four would have to make almost 28-dollars an hour to rise above the Alice threshold. The state Alice rate was 46-percent.