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Report: Minimum wage won’t buy 2-bedroom apartment in US

Posted on - Tracy Jan The Washington Post

The economy’s booming. Some states have raised minimum wages. But even with recent wage growth for the lowest-paid workers, there is still nowhere in the country where someone working a full-time minimum-wage job could afford to rent a modest two-bedroom apartment, according to an annual report released Wednesday by the National Low Income Housing Coalition.Even in Arkansas, the state with the cheapest housing in the country, one would need to earn $13.84 an hour — about $29, […]