The rent is too damn high for minimum wage workers in every state3/15/2013
In a 40-hour work week, no minimum wage worker is making enough to reasonably afford a two-bedroom unit at fair market rent, reports the National Income Housing Coalition. The rental market is booming, with an increase of one million renter households in 2011 alone; however, the surge in renters has caused prices to inflate, making rent payments, for many workers, out of reach. Above, see how many hours a week a minimum wage worker would have to work in order to use only 30 percent of their income for housing. The numbers are staggering, even impossible. In Hawaii, a minimum wage worker would have to clock in 177 hours weekly. There are only 168 hours in a week. [Source]
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