Is it true that the only people working at minimum wage are teens?

A:

No. Of minimum-wage employees, 62% are over 25 years old, and a significant number of them have a postsecondary education. Almost two-thirds of minimum wage workers are women.

Contrary to the myth that working at a minimum wage job is only a temporary phase, many workers do not have an opportunity to make enough to lift themselves out of poverty. We are also seeing more precarious jobs, which helps nobody other than employers.

No matter a person’s age, education or type of work, everyone deserves a decent wage. 


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