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Outcome Measures

Income Poverty Rate

Asset Poverty Rate

Asset Poverty by Race

Asset Poverty by Gender

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Liquid Asset Poverty Rate

Liquid Asset Poverty by Race

Liquid Asset Poverty by Gender

Liquid Asset Poverty by Family Structure

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Unbanked Households

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Consumers with Subprime Credit

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Average Credit Card Debt

Bankruptcy Rate

Policy Priorities

Tax Credits for Working Families

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Income Tax Threshold

Tax Burden by Income

Prize-Linked Savings

Paperless Payday

Trend Indicators

Change in Net Worth

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CFED Assets & Opportunity Scorecard

WIA-Funded Workforce Training

Definition

Percentage of adult participants exiting Workforce Investment Act (WIA) programs from April 2009 to March 2010 that received training, PY 2009.

Description

Vocational and postsecondary education and training programs can produce substantial increases in earnings and job quality. Studies find that helping low-income parents increase their skills pays off in the labor market, particularly through participation in vocational and postsecondary education and training. Even those with lower skills can benefit from postsecondary education and training. Employers increasingly demand workers with training beyond high school. According to the National League of Cities, 87% of municipalities using job training to assist low-income working families find it an effective strategy. Under WIA, local workforce investment boards (WIBs) provide services, including job training, to job seekers and employers through one-stop centers. The local WIBs have broad discretion in determining who will be eligible for and receive training services.

States are assessed on the percentage of adult participants exiting WIA programs that received training.

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WIA-Funded Workforce Training

StatePercent of Participants
Who Received Training (%)
United States  11.2% 
Alabama  68.0% 
Alaska  80.8% 
Arizona  47.9% 
Arkansas  82.4% 
California  10.4% 
Colorado  76.4% 
Connecticut  73.5% 
Delaware  89.0% 
District of Columbia  57.8% 
Florida  78.9% 
Georgia  72.2% 
Hawaii  49.2% 
Idaho  79.5% 
Illinois  58.1% 
Indiana  5.0% 
Iowa  6.4% 
Kansas  7.7% 
Kentucky  64.6% 
Louisiana  2.5% 
Maine  78.7% 
Maryland  47.9% 
Massachusetts  69.2% 
Michigan  68.1% 
Minnesota  40.3% 
Mississippi  28.0% 
Missouri  44.2% 
Montana  84.8% 
Nebraska  85.8% 
Nevada  28.7% 
New Hampshire  68.7% 
New Jersey  69.7% 
New Mexico  19.8% 
New York  4.4% 
North Carolina  75.5% 
North Dakota  39.4% 
Ohio  55.4% 
Oklahoma  2.4% 
Oregon  1.4% 
Pennsylvania  47.8% 
Rhode Island  58.6% 
South Carolina  43.6% 
South Dakota  49.4% 
Tennessee  69.9% 
Texas  36.0% 
Utah  8.2% 
Vermont  76.2% 
Virginia  70.1% 
Washington  48.8% 
West Virginia  64.8% 
Wisconsin  54.5% 
Wyoming  71.9% 

Source

PY 2009 WIASRD Data Book, Tables II-25. Oakland, CA: Social Policy Research Associates, 2010.

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