Friday, March 10, 2017

CNN sez let's put a positive spin on low-wage job growth

25 Lowest Paying Jobs in America.  (24/7 Wall St., 3/10/2017)

Think about it.  If the accepted norm for housing costs is 30% of gross income, a single person earning $12,060 would need to limit his monthly housing expenditures to $278.  No surprise we have a growing homeless population.  More specifically, where is a family of 3 at the poverty level going to find a livable 2-bedroom apartment in Madison for $510/month?

Related reading:
Help wanted: Most U.S. job openings are for low-skill, low-pay workers.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4/4/2015)
The United States Leads in Low-Wage Work and the Lowest Wages for Low-Wage Workers.  (Economic Policy Institute, 9/4/2014)
Recovery Has Created Far More Low-Wage Jobs Than Better-Paid Ones.  (The New York Times, 4/27/2014)

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