California’s minimum wage isn’t enough to keep up with workers’ costs of living, report says

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“California’s $16-an-hour minimum wage may be much higher than a ‘poverty wage’ by federal standards, but high housing costs still make it difficult for low wage workers to live and make ends meet in the state, according to a new report by the state’s Legislative Analyst’s Office. The report, published today, paints a picture of who low wage workers are and whether the state’s minimum wage is sufficient to address poverty and inequality.”

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