Minimum wage earners must work 89 hours per week to afford modest apartment

March 17, 2013 at 4:39 am in Alexandria Echo Press

According to a national report released last week, a minimum wage earner in Minnesota would have to work 89 hours per week or hold 2.2 full time jobs — to afford a modest two-bedroom apartment. Of the twelve states in the Midwest, Minnesota has ranked the worst for affordability for minimum wage workers for three consecutive years. Continue Reading