In NO state can a minimum wage worker afford a two-bedreoom unit at Fair Market Rent, working a standard work week. “In one in five American adults worked for poverty-level wages, million of whom earned wages at or below the federal minimum.
N.J. is one of the most expensive places to rent in the country, new study says
If you’re not ready to buy a home, renting an apartment is usually your best bet. According to a new report, these are the minimum hourly wages you need to earn in each state in order to rent an average two bedroom apartment.
A very true & excellent comment from the previous pinner: When you hear the lies these companies cannot afford to pay their employees a higher minimum wage, just take a look at the top exec. compensation and see the truth.
Min wage is just that . If you are unable to start at the min and progress to a higher level over time, then perhaps you should not start a family you clearly cannot support. Increasing min wage will just increase the overall cost of living.