As many as one-third of working Americans do not earn enough money to meet their basic needs. Wages have not kept pace with the rising cost of housing,
healthcare, and education. Currently, 40 million Americans are working in low-paying jobs without basic health and retirement benefits. For families walking a financial tightrope, unable to
save for college, a home, or retirement, United Way of Southwest Louisiana is here to help.
United Way of Southwest Louisiana's goal is an unemployment rate of 3.5% or less.
Individuals obtain good jobs and effectively manage their finances.