Majority of public assistance goes to working families, report finds

April 13, 2015 8:41 PM

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State and federal public assistance programs pay $153 billion to low-wage workers who can't make ends meet

“When companies pay too little for workers to provide for their families, workers rely on public assistance programs to meet their basic needs,” Ken Jacobs, chair of the Center for Labor Research and Education and co-author of the report, said in a release. “This creates significant cost to the stat...

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