Oregon families still struggling

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Oregon's children and families are still in economic stress despite the improving economy, a new report shows.

It analyzes data on health, education, finances and community collected by states and the feds.

Out of the 50 states, Oregon ranks 32nd overall - so up one spot from last year. But foundation spokesman Laura Speer says in terms of the economic stability of families, it ranked 41st.

Speer said, "In Oregon 37 percent of children lived in households where there was not one parent in the household who had full-time year-round employment. And that's very high. That rate is among the highest of all states in the country."

Read more at OPB.

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