Report: $15 Hourly Wage Isn’t Livable Anywhere in the U.S.

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The federal minimum wage has remained at $7.25 an hour for the past 12 years. Despite years of debate over a raise to $15 per hour, and a recent focus in Congress on increasing wages, even if that increase was implemented it is no longer enough to support the average American family.

A new report from USAFacts shows that single-earner households making $15 an hour would take two years working every weekday to make what the average family spends annually.

Among those U.S. households, 71% rely primarily on a single earner for the family.

Although average family expenses differ from state to state, the data shows that no family relying on a single $15 hourly income could afford average annual expenses anywhere in the U.S.

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