Jobs are great; livable wages are better



May 25, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Humanity House

Unemployment rates are at an all-time low. That seems like great news. However, it’s not. It would be great if the workers were paid a living wage. It is a sad state that we are in that in Allen County the number of jobs that actually pay a living wage are few and far between.

What does that mean? It means we are living in a county that is made up of the working poor.

For example: the living wage for a single parent with two children is $25.04 per hour here. A person who makes less than that is not going to have enough money to make ends meet no matter how hard they work. This is the person who can’t take a sick day, who looks for ways to stretch a meal, who is always looking for ways to make extra money, who has to decide what gets paid this month and what can wait.

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