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Full-Time Minimum Wage Workers Can’t Afford Rent Anywhere In The U.S., According To New Report

People working full-time minimum wage jobs cannot afford a two-bedroom apartment in any state in the country.

That’s according to a new report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition.

In 93% of counties in the U.S., the same workers can’t afford a modest one-bedroom.

The report found the average hourly worker currently earns $18.78 per hour, about $6 short of the wage needed to afford a two-bedroom rental.

The report concluded that the average minimum wage worker in the U.S. would need to work nearly 97 hours per week to afford the average two-bedroom place.

According to the Deseret News, Utahns would need three times minimum wage to afford rent.

What’s the most number of jobs you’ve had to work at the same time to make ends meet?


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