Meet the Council.
The annual pay for someone working full-time at $9.50 an hour is $19,760.
For a family of two, the poverty line is set at a household income of $19,090 per year. For a family of 4, it's $23,050.
Grim Picture of Recovery in Forecasts by Retailers. (The New York Times, 8/15/2013)
Excerpt: “A lot of the gains have been in extremely low-paying sectors:
- health care,
- temporary employment,” said Joshua Shapiro, chief economist at MFR.
Wonder what kind of benefits those $9.50 an hour jobs have?