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Minimum Wage Not Enough for a 2-Bedroom Unit in Any State (Unless You Work Way More Than a 40-Hr Week)

 
 
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Minimum wage is not enough to pay for a two-bedroom unit (at fair market rent) in any state, at least not if you are working a 40-hour week. In fact, in many states, you'd have to work at least double that to get a place big enough for a single parent and one child to each have their own rooms.

Fair Market Rent is determined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

 

Perhaps minimum wage is too low?

 

AlterNet / By Staff

Posted at May 29, 2012, 9:46am