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The average person earning minimum wage has to work 79 hours a week to afford a one-bedroom apartment

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For the nation’s minimum-wage workers, even working two full-time jobs sometimes isn’t enough to afford rent, according to a new report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition.

The average minimum-wage worker would have to work 79 hours a week to afford a modest one-bedroom rental and 97 hours a week to afford a modest two-bedroom rental, hours that would be difficult for a single person and nearly impossible for single parents.

“People who work 97 hours per week and need 8 hours per day of sleep have around 2 hours per day left over for details ⇒

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