WTVY  | Georgia  | News, Weather, Sports

More Georgians Settle for Minimum Wage Jobs

ATLANTA (AP) -- Federal statistics show that one of every 10 working Georgians now makes the minimum wage.

An analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that is triple the proportion when the recession technically ended nearly three years ago.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/a1eK) that recent increases in the minimum wage partly explain the rise, but the percentage of Georgians earning $7.25 an hour -- and in some cases less -- rose to 9.6 last year.

The national figure is 5.2 percent.

The figures suggest that the sluggish economic recovery is not reaching the ranks of the working poor -- and may be enlarging them.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WTVY-TV 285 N Foster Street Dothan, AL 36303 334-792-3195
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 152315885