Thursday, July 26, 2018

Iowa 2019 projected job growth: Two-thirds of them will keep workers in poverty

These are the fastest-growing jobs in Iowa — and how much they pay.  (Des Moines Register, 7/26/2018)
I guess we need to ask MIT to define 'living'  (See below.)  A recent study found that a full-time worker in Des Moines needs to earn $15.01 per hour to afford a "modest" two-bedroom apartment.

Wind turbine operators is #1 in percentage growth -- from 320 jobs in 2017 to 360 jobs in 2019, a pickup of 40.

$11.35 x 2080 hours (fulltime employment) = $23,608.  How's that for living?

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