Friday, November 29, 2013

Who Are The People Working For Minimum Wage?

Source: The Washington Post
The graphs show, as one might expect, that a lot of the people working for minimum wage are under 25 years of age, and that working women are much more likely to be paid the minimum wage than working men.

What surprised me is that nearly 30 percent of American workers are employed in the leisure and hospitality industry or in wholesale and retail trade. Reminds me of an economy in which people work by taking in each other's laundry, or worse a society where lots of poor people work for peanuts serving their more affluent countrymen. 

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