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Low-Wage Jobs

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Definition

Percentage of jobs in occupations with median annual pay below 100% poverty threshold for a family of four ($22,314), 2010.

Description

Wage rates are one of the most important aspects of job quality, and jobs with low wages also tend to lack other important benefits such as health insurance, paid sick leave and paid vacation. It is increasingly possible in the United States to work full-time and still earn an income that does not pay enough to lift a family out of poverty.

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Low-Wage Jobs

StatePercent of
Low-Wage Jobs (%)
Rank
United States  21.5%   
Alabama  33.1%  49 
Alaska  6.8% 
Arizona  24.3%  31 
Arkansas  32.4%  48 
California  17.2%  16 
Colorado  14.6% 
Connecticut  12.6% 
Delaware  17.2%  17 
District of Columbia  6.1% 
Florida  27.2%  40 
Georgia  26.7%  38 
Hawaii  13.8% 
Idaho  26.8%  39 
Illinois  19.4%  20 
Indiana  24.1%  30 
Iowa  23.9%  29 
Kansas  24.3%  32 
Kentucky  24.8%  33 
Louisiana  32.2%  47 
Maine  20.9%  24 
Maryland  15.8%  11 
Massachusetts  10.0% 
Michigan  20.7%  22 
Minnesota  15.8%  10 
Mississippi  36.0%  51 
Missouri  25.9%  37 
Montana  28.1%  41 
Nebraska  25.1%  34 
Nevada  18.7%  18 
New Hampshire  16.7%  15 
New Jersey  16.6%  14 
New Mexico  31.0%  44 
New York  15.7% 
North Carolina  25.4%  35 
North Dakota  22.8%  27 
Ohio  23.8%  28 
Oklahoma  32.1%  46 
Oregon  15.9%  12 
Pennsylvania  19.3%  19 
Rhode Island  19.8%  21 
South Carolina  28.6%  43 
South Dakota  31.7%  45 
Tennessee  25.9%  36 
Texas  28.6%  42 
Utah  21.3%  25 
Vermont  11.4% 
Virginia  21.3%  26 
Washington  9.7% 
West Virginia  33.3%  50 
Wisconsin  20.7%  23 
Wyoming  16.4%  13 

Source

Occupational Employment Statistics. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010. Data calculated by The Working Poor Families Project for Economic Conditions in the States, Table 3.A.5a.

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