The United Way of Cincinnati released the Fourth Edition of The State of the Community on December 14th, 2010, painting a picture of the socio-economic health of the Greater Cincinnati area.
Studies have shown that incomes above 200% of the federal poverty line are necessary in order to be self-sufficient. According to The State of the Community, the local Percent of Population Below 200% Poverty increased from 25.9% in 2008 to 28.7% in 2009.
The reality is that more than one in four local residents is below 200% of the poverty level.
The report goes on to show Greater Cincinnati’s unemployment rate has been slightly above or at the national average since 2005. In 2009, 40,468 more worker in our area were unemployed than in 2008.
For more information, check out the entire report.