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Minimum Wages and Living Wages in US / A map

The map and chart below show how close each state’s new minimum wage comes to reaching a living wage, meaning one in which a worker can cover food, housing, utilities and other basic expenses. In some cases it\’s not very far at all: Many of the states that raised their wage floors Wednesday still have minimum wages that cover only 70 to 90 percent of the living wage.

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via 13 States Raised Their Minimum Wage, But This Map Shows We Still Have A Big Problem.


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