The Average Age Of A Minimum Wage Worker In America Is 36

Did you know that 89 percent of all minimum wage workers in the United States are not teens?

The Average Age Of A Minimum Wage Worker In America Is 36

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Did you know that 89 percent of all minimum wage workers in the United States are not teens?

At this point, the average age of a minimum wage worker in this country is 36, and 56 percent of them are women.  Millions upon millions of Americans are working as hard as they can (often that means two or three jobs), and yet despite all of their hard work they still find themselves mired in poverty.  One of the big reasons for this is that we have created two classes of workers in the United States.  “Full-time workers” are entitled to an array of benefits and protections by law that “part-time workers” do not get.  And thanks to perverse incentives contained in Obamacare and other ridiculous laws, we have motivated employers to move as many workers from the “full-time” category to the “part-time” category as possible.  It may be hard to believe, but right now only 44 percent of all U.S. adults are employed for 30 or more hours each week.  But to get any kind of a job at all is a real challenge in many parts of the country today.  As you read this article, there are more than 100 million working age Americans that are not employed in any capacity.  And according to John Williams of shadowstats.com, if the federal government was actually using honest numbers the unemployment rate would be sitting at 23 percent.  That is not an “employment recovery” – that is a national crisis.

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2 comments on “The Average Age Of A Minimum Wage Worker In America Is 36
  1. Surprising numbers in terms of the average age of the minimum wage worker. I wonder how many of them are retirees who must work or starve. The flooding of the country will illegals who can now legally get jobs is putting downward pressure on wages.

    But i have to say that back in the day in little Chalmette, Louisiana, my uneducated not very smart neighbor woman worked for below minimum in a laundry. Her $1 an hour went not too far, but there’s no way anyone would have paid her the $2.50 minimum (or thereabouts) that prevailed in those days.

    Higher wages are going to require sending all the illegals back and maybe the legal immigrants too.

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  2. The figures are shocking and disgraceful. You cannot have a consumer economy without consumers. These are the people that Jesse Jackson called “the people that task the bus to work.” They’ll never own a car or home and will never be able to send their children to college. They work and qualify for food stamps as they are at the poverty level. They are not welfare moochers. Also they are part of the 46% that pay no income tax because their gross income exempts them so they should not be considered non paying moochers.

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