“In two states in the country, minimum-wage earners have to work more than 100 hours a week to earn a decent living.
“In Virginia and Hawaii, minimum-wage workers need to work 103.2 and 110.7 hours, respectively, to make a living wage, according to a report released Tuesday by Alliance for a Just Society, a coalition of progressive organizations focused on economic justice.
“The report, which defines a living wage as earning enough money to afford expenses like housing, utilities, child care as well as savings, found that overall Americans have to work 93.1 hours a week at the minimum wage to earn a living wage.
“Americans have to earn $16.97 on average to make a living wage, the report found. It also details the living wage in each state.”
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