According to a new report, NH minimum wage works have to spend 95 hours on the job to earn a decent living.
Talk about an outrageous statistic. 95 hours is bonkers. No one can (or at least, should) work that much in a week, so that means minimum wage workers in New Hampshire don’t earn enough to get by.
It means that too many hard working people in New Hampshire aren’t able to meet their basic needs without public assistance, and can’t put some money aside to deal with future emergencies.
All of our neighbors who work hard should be able to pay for the basics: food, housing, utilities, transportation, health care, child care, clothing, and save a bit for the future.