Friday, January 3, 2014

New Normal, Few New Florida Jobs Offer a Living Wage

Few new Florida jobs offer a living wage, study shows - South Florida Business Journal: "A new report by Seattle-based Alliance for a Just Society found that 64 percent of all job openings in Florida do not pay a living wage, the Tampa Tribune said. The study defined a living wage as $16.84 per hour. Furthermore, the group found that for every job posted offering a living wage, there are 13 job seekers. "It was stunning to see the great number of low wage jobs in the Florida economy," said Ben Henry, a co-author of the report. Nationwide, the numbers are also moving in the wrong direction. The study said there were 4 million less jobs with wages above $15 per hour in 2012 than there were in 2009, the Tribune said."

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