Study Shows Minimum Wage Not Enough to Live In Parts of Florida
People earning the state minimum wage of $6.79 an hour cannot afford to live in Nassau County, according to a recent study looking at what it costs to live here.
And even when the national minimum wage goes to $7.25 in 2009, it still won’t be enough.
It takes a full-time hourly wage of at least $8.53 for an individual living alone to $24.65 an hour for a single parent supporting three babies to pay the most basic bills, according to the Self-Sufficiency Standard for Florida report issued in November by the Human Services Coalition, a nonprofit Miami organization that monitors health and human service needs.
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