Building Human Capital: The New Face of Poverty

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Building Human Capital: The New Face of Poverty

  1. 1. Building Human Capital The Importance of Partnerships Understanding theNew Face of Poverty The Buncombe County Story
  2. 2. Understanding the New Face of Poverty Private Industry Employment in Asheville Metro Health Services & Private Education Health Services & Private Education Leisure & Hospitality Services Leisure & Hospitality Services Information Information Transportation,Warehouse & Utilities Transportation,Warehouse & Utilities Financial Activities Financial Activities Wholesale Trade Wholesale Trade Retail Trade Retail Trade Manufacturing Manufacturing Professional & Business Services Professional & Business Services Construction Construction (5,000) (4,000) (3,000) (2,000) (1,000) 0 1,000 2,000 (5,000) (4,000) (3,000) (2,000) (1,000) 0 1,000 2,000 Over Last Year Since Recession Started Over Last Year Since Recession Started SYNEVA ECONOMICS
  3. 3. Understanding the New Face of Poverty 2008-2010 Employment Change by Gender in Buncombe County 0 Female Male -1,000 -2,000 -3,000 -3,163 -4,000 -5,000 -5,620 -6,000 SYNEVA ECONOMICS
  4. 4. Understanding the New Face of Poverty 2008 - 2010 Employment Change by Age (% Group) - Buncombe County -0.4% 65-99 -0.9% 55-64 -7.6% 45-54 -8.9% 35-44 -6.3% 25-34 -8.3% 22-24 -13.9% 19-21 -35.0% 14-18 -40% -35% -30% -25% -20% -15% -10% -5% 0% SYNEVA ECONOMICS
  5. 5. Understanding the New Face of Poverty Buncombe County Demographics • Population 225,869 • Households 96,465 • Median Household Income $43,750 • Unemployment Rate 7.9% • % People Below Poverty Line 8.9% SYNEVA ECONOMICS
  6. 6. Understanding the New Face of Poverty Work First Cash Assistance Recipients 8,000 6999 7,000 6,000 5,000 4,000 3,000 2,000 2812 1,000 408 0 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010
  7. 7. Understanding the New Face of Poverty100,000 Buncombe County Change in Economic Services 12.0% 90,000 Cases/Unemployment Rate 89,046 10.0% 80,000 70,000 8.0% 60,000 50,000 6.0% 40,000 44,162 4.0% 30,000 20,000 2.0% 10,000 0 0.0% FY2006 FY2007 FY2008 FY2009 FY2010 FY2011 FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 PREDICTED TRENDS FY 2006 FY 2007 FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011 FutureJan: Medicare D Sept: Medicaid Nov: Health Oct: Farm Bill Jan: Low Income Subsidy in Medicaid July: Food Stamp PredictedJan: Health Choice Citizen- Care for Nov: Transfer July: Food Stamp Employment and Training Changes Cat El Trends: (NCHC ) ship/ID the of Assets July: Food Stamp ABAWD Waiver July: Deeming Moves to Working Policy Aug: Citizenship for Medicaid Verified Births (Child Care  Health Care Expanded Disabled Oct: Food Stamp Unemployment (UIB )Changes and Food Reform Medicaid (HCWD) Nov: Changes in Adoption Assistance eligibility Stamps)
  8. 8. Understanding the New Face of Poverty Living Wages in Buncombe County$13/hour $17/hour $18/hour $20/hour1 Adult with 1 Adult with 2 Adults with 2 Adults with 1 child 1 infant or 1 child 2 children preschooler Data From NC Justice Academy
  9. 9. Understanding the New Face of PovertyHourly Wage Supplement for Head of Households Food Assistance: $1.47/hour Medicaid: $3.89/hour Emergency Assistance: $1.46/hour Child Care Subsidy: $2.50/hour Child Support: $1.27/hour $10.59/hour

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