Lara Nieberding

The Purple Lara

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How Many Minimum-Wage Hours Does It Take to Afford a Decent Life?

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Unbelievable! Stats from article,”Want a modest two-bedroom apartment in New York state for the standard 30 percent of your income? You’re going to have to toil at a minimum-wage job for 136 hours a week. In California? One hundred thirty hours. How about in Texas, where one in 10 hourly workers make the minimum or less? Eighty-eight hours. Don’t forget, there are only 168 hours in a week. That doesn’t leave a whole lot of time for sleeping and eating.”

Written by The Purple Lara

April 6, 2012 at 8:04 AM