Minimum Wage Workers in New York City Need to Clock Over 100 Hours a Week to Afford Rent

In many major U.S. cities, minimum wage workers need to clock in over 50 hours each week just to be able to afford rent on a one-bedroom home, a recent survey conducted by United Way of the National Capital Area found. In New York City, minimum wage earners would need to work 111 hours to afford to rent a one-bedroom.

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