Looking over the published staff reports for the upcoming Buncombe County Commissioners’ retreat, I’m finding a bunch of interesting stuff. Consider this mind-boggling data extracted from one of the slides:

Financial Burden of Child Care for Working Families

  • Infant care costs 75% of the earnings of a fulltime, minimum-wage worker.
  • Care for 1 child exceeds the average cost of in-state tuition at public universities in 33 states, including NC.
  • Care for 2 children exceeds rent in over 80% of communities in the US.