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Half Of Americans Make What Minimum Wage SHOULD Be


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… if the base pay had kept pace with efficiency because its inception. John Iadarola and also Jayar Jackson, hosts of The Young Turks, go over. Tell us exactly what you believe in the comment section listed below.

" Where do you fit on the earnings scale?

Inning accordance with information assembled by Goldman Sachs, many American workers gain below $20 each hour. Goldman Sachs financial experts David Mericle and also Chris Mischaikow crunched Labor Department data that is utilized to create the month-to-month works report that the market closely sees, in particular from the study of companies.

The graph, shown above, reveals that 19% of workers make less compared to $12.50 per hr, 32% of employees make in between $12.50 and also $20 each hr, 30% make in between $20 and also $30 a hr, 14% make between $30 and $45 each hr, and also 5% transform $45 an hour.

( It is essential to note that this consists of all workers covered by the establishment survey, not just per hour employees; to convert yearly pay to hourly pay, divide by 2080, for a basic 40-hour week.).

The economic experts likewise found that, while wage growth has been soft, the fastest growth in revenue has actually pertained to the lowest-paid employees.

As well as they located that the largest driver to earnings development has actually been rising employment, with aid from climbing wages and also more hours functioned." *.

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  1. Posted by Darkspace, at Reply

    Minimum wage jobs are objectively more difficult than jobs that require an education

    • Posted by waterandafter, at Reply

      Funny that I’ve seen more than one educated person that can’t correctly push a shopping cart.

    • Posted by RT, at Reply

      Not sure you know what “objectively” means

    • Posted by whyamimrpink78, at Reply

      No they aren’t. I worked a min. wage job and it required no thoughts. I now work on a half a million dollar laser set up. Much more stressful.

    • Posted by God Almighty, at Reply

      Minimum wage jobs pay so little because anyone can do those jobs, including high school kids. Those are the easiest jobs around

  2. Posted by Nathan Baker, at Reply

    Jayar is way off with that statistic about the median rent in Los Angeles. It’s actually more like $3,500, not $11,000.

    • Posted by Kat Al, at Reply

      Nathan Baker do the math. 1500 dollars a month in rent alone is 18000 a year. Minimum wage lets say it’s 7.50 an hour. working 40 hrs a week you would make 300 before taxes. that will be like about 14200 a year before taxes. that doesnt make sense right. even if they were paying 600 dollars a month, they wouldnt be able to afford decent food to eat, clean clothes, health insurage, a car to go to work -what am I saying?- I mean tickets to afford the public transportation. without help youre no one in the minimun wage bracket. this hypothetical person would have to either work two jobs or share the house with three to four roommates to at least live a decent life. and that’s if they get to have some tax breaks and social programs from the federal and state goverment. if this programs wouldnt exist, half the population would be the working-homeless class.

    • Posted by Nathan Baker, at Reply

      Kat, I’m not sure what your point is. I already did the math, and all I said was that Jayar is way off when he says in this video that the average monthly rent in L.A. is $11,000.

    • Posted by Kat Al, at Reply

      Nathan Baker yeah.. luxury homes by the beach. but still who can afford that? and also who will want to buy homes that can be swallowed by the ocean in the next 50 years. I am just sayin rent is inflated and overpriced. I argue that people should be able to afford rent by their own with just one paycheck a month. I know it’s fantasy but in this world the minimum wage (7.50) worker would only pay 200 a month in rent alone. but thats just me. SAD

      thanks for replying 😉

    • Posted by Nathan Baker, at Reply

      Yes, rent is overpriced and inflated. We agree on that. My only point was that rent is not as overpriced as stated by Jayal in this video.

    • Posted by Kat Al, at Reply

      Nathan Baker maybe he wants to be able to afford that. I think he would if the prices were more in sync with our income.

  3. Posted by Christopher Torres, at Reply

    you dont understand, yes you might be struggling to pay rent and food but i need my BOAT i need my BMW, Mercedes & Harley -.-

    • Posted by Rolf Li, at Reply

      you don’t understand. my money is earned by me, not you. stop stealing my money because you feel like you deserve it more.

    • Posted by Rick O'Brien, at Reply

      Huh? Is that supposed to make sense Mr LI

    • Posted by Rolf Li, at Reply

      In case you haven’t noticed, my comment was written in the style of the OP in a mocking gesture.

  4. Posted by Luna vampire, at Reply

    Eventually, America will go bankrupt. Is this what business want?

    • Posted by Zachary Xavier, at Reply

      Luna vampire It’s what the Jews who control the banks and the New York Times want.

    • Posted by AbusivePersian, at Reply

      It’s through chaos those who seek power can attain it. Money is relative to the society it circulates in. The mega rich oligarchs don’t need to become richer to gain more power, not anymore, they just need to make everyone pooper so the masses become more desperate and heed to whatever the oligarchs want.

    • Posted by Large Marche, at Reply

      AbusivePersian Sick! there waiting on the next generations. JFK knew this.

  5. Posted by Cruznick06, at Reply

    Wow. That makes a lot of sense as to why people my age (mid 20’s) can’t afford homes or apartments on their own. And I live in the midwest where rent is cheaper and the cost of living is substantially lower than the coasts.

    • Posted by Reflex, at Reply

      Cruznick06 my dad was able to support a family off one income right out of high school at a factory job back in the day. Goes to show how much worse it has gotten.

  6. Posted by will be my end, at Reply

    The American dream is now the Canadian dream.

    • Posted by Timefliesbye, at Reply

      Censorship, Syrians begging in the street, forest fires everywhere and kangaroo courts in human rights tribunals for using the wrong pronoun on a 6 foot tall black men in a mini skirt?

      Think we call that a nightmare.

    • Posted by will be my end, at Reply

      +Timefliesbye​​​ white supremacists get away with murder, police can get away scot free with killing black people with no due process, an extra judicial military facility in Guatanamo Bay, 17 years of occupying Afganistan for no obvious reason with no end in sight, arming Islamic extremists, 1000s killed every year due to a lack of health insurance, uncontrolled mass surveillance of its own citizens, no constitutional rights, complete lack of faith in science for the sake of religion, over 50% of the people in poverty, no access to drinking water in Flint, a crumbling infrastructure, an increased tax burden on the middle class to provide tax breaks for the 1%, a disappearing middle class, stagnant wages for the working class, etc.

      That’s what we call a failing, 3rd world country.

    • Posted by Zachary Xavier, at Reply

      will be my end Because Canada is awesome. 🙂

    • Posted by Timefliesbye, at Reply

      will be my end of the people detained in guantanamo over half have already been traced to be involved or directly engaging with terrorist organizations.

      Guess they were right this time.

  7. Posted by Zachary Xavier, at Reply

    This country is going to be bankrupt very soon because we waste away trillions of dollars on bombing Muslims and brown people.

    • Posted by O. J. Simpson, at Reply

      That’s actually not true. The military industrial complex is one of the money makers. And even if the USA goes bankrupt, they can just invade another country for their resources.

    • Posted by AbusivePersian, at Reply

      Its a complicated issue, oil just doesn’t grow on trees. And unfortunately, America as well as many other nations has become addicted to it.

    • Posted by Edi GG, at Reply

      Like how they profited from invading Iraq and Afghanistan?

  8. Posted by thesinaclwon, at Reply

    I live in NC and make 10 a hour. I also sell drugs so really I figure I’m at about 16 a hour 😎.

    • Posted by Beyond Tribalism, at Reply

      lol thats still not much. We used to make $800 a day breaking down 8 balls.

    • Posted by thesinaclwon, at Reply

      Beyond Tribalism that’s just factoring in weed sales. When I push pills once every 2 months I bank. But I slowed down in that when I had kids. Not trying to catch the heroine charge lol that shits some jail time. I don’t mind getting popped fir weed that’s just a ticket.

  9. Posted by freedom1234573, at Reply

    oooh, the dumb trailer trash are triggered! look at all the morons begging to be paid less; jesus these dopes hate themself

    • Posted by Gouky, at Reply

      Actually it’s you people who want more low skill people in the country and then wonder why wages drop ::)
      Leftists are retards

    • Posted by Benji, at Reply

      Bagging groceries isn’t high skilled

  10. Posted by daniel Guzman, at Reply

    This is one part of the puzzle of why the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer (the only direction the invisible hand leads). We must go beyond our current economic system or this trend will eventually destroy us all.

    • Posted by AbusivePersian, at Reply

      They will try to, don’t think for a second they have morals. They are living in a different world and see the common man less than the ants they step on. Their greed is never ending, they will always want bigger boats/planes/houses and more servants. Although they will never straight out attack the poor unemployed, they will just starve them out until the poor have no choice but to revolt. Then they will use their police dogs and army to kill Americans on American soil and dumb brainwashed Americans will cheer on as it happens.

  11. Posted by Illtempo 1980, at Reply

    There is a simple solution. Tie wages to inflation. That way companies won’t have to lay people off whenever there is a wage increase and we won’t have to go through this every few years

    • Posted by THETRUTH202, at Reply

      Illtempo 1980 there is a simple solution

    • Posted by Stone Cold, at Reply

      I live in sweden and thats how its done here.

    • Posted by Saltvadoor, at Reply

      Illtempo 1980 no, its obvious u haven’t taken an economics class. U always hear people say this, this simple solution is obviously wrong. Ok so let me explain increasing the minimum wage doesn’t affect supply and demand so therefore it will be the same as before. This however does affect demand as price increase demand lowers. So less people with jobs which makes sense because the reason we have low wages is because of an excessive supply of workers. I mean it’s no solution just a trade off. People loss their jobs but in return the ones that kept it get higher wages. That’s what tying it to inflation will honestly do.

  12. Posted by Ms. Woodard, at Reply

    what if all min wage workers boycotted

    • Posted by Saltvadoor, at Reply

      Ms. Woodard we have low wages because of an excessive supply of workers if the workers leave then the ones who stayed will get a raise

    • Posted by Ms. Woodard, at Reply

      Saltvadoor thank you

    • Posted by Saltvadoor, at Reply

      Ms. Woodard ur welcome

    • Posted by Tom Tomson, at Reply

      Mexicans would have those jobs but not by taking them. Mexicans don’t take jobs by definition. Only jerbs.

  13. Posted by Julio C. Soria, at Reply

    lol I think he meant $1100 per month

    • Posted by Eric Fron, at Reply

      Julio C. Soria No he’s correct. He said median. I’d like to know the average. My brother lives in San Diego. 15 years ago he was paying $2200 a month for a studio. Thats crazy. I pay $650 a month for a mortgage on a 3 bedroom house in central. Illinois.

    • Posted by Julio C. Soria, at Reply

      Eric Fron after reviewing the video, I think this $11000/month that he is referring to is on “beach houses” not general LA area. It makes sense, well actually it doesn’t make sense why someone would pay that much in rent. I rather camp on a beach, buy a heater, lots of booze, eat at the best restaurant around and I would probably have lots of money left. 😂

  14. Posted by Bernie Smith, at Reply

    If the minimum wage were 18 dollars per hour. Our economy would be humming. Our corporations would be raking in the cash.

    • Posted by Bass Boost Mobile, at Reply

      i probably wouldnt have a job tho..

  15. Posted by Ben Grimm, at Reply

    I wish I could make 15…then I wouldnt be homeless.

    • Posted by BFjordsman, at Reply

      you’d still be homless

    • Posted by Thick Liz, at Reply

      Michael Chernetsky
      Homeless people can use the library. I lived in a car for 2 months after I lost my job and I still had access to food, internet, laundry, showers, ect…
      It still sucked, just not as bad as it could of.

    • Posted by Michael Chernetsky, at Reply

      At $15 an hour, you can easily afford a place for $800 per month.

      Unless you are in Los Angeles…. to which I say you need move.

    • Posted by BFjordsman, at Reply

      Ben Grimm I’ve made my rent for years working part time for min wage. keep your vices in check

  16. Posted by Matt Lodge, at Reply

    The odd part for me is the fact, that if more people made more money, there would be more people that would be able to buy the products that are made by those people working for businesses, making more money for the business owners. The economy would be better and that would put more people back to work making products that everybody would be able to buy. The current system of the rich get richer makes for a weak economy because there are not enough people with extra money to spend and rich people do not get rich by spending money. Spending money stimulates the economy, but saving money does not.

    • Posted by teri hunt, at Reply

      Matt Lodge You are correct, sir.

    • Posted by CaptainCallidus, at Reply

      Exactly. If you own a restaurant, do you want 1 customer with $10,000,000 in his pocket, or 1,000,000 customers, each with $10 in their pocket?

    • Posted by Jack Daniel, at Reply

      Maybe you should shut down the restaurant and start building yachts

    • Posted by MissArtSucker, at Reply

      well done!🙌👍

  17. Posted by Zahnke Donald, at Reply

    I only make mimium wage it sucks

    • Posted by Ispike73, at Reply

      So why would you not work at a higher paying entry level job like the ones I listed above, instead of working for minimum wage? This is the concept of minimum wage that I could never wrap my head around.

    • Posted by Zahnke Donald, at Reply

      I want to I’m looking for a higher paying job

    • Posted by Zahnke Donald, at Reply

      Where do you live

    • Posted by Zahnke Donald, at Reply

      The McDonald’s here pay more than the rec center

    • Posted by Ispike73, at Reply

      A small town in the Adirondacks. I have never encountered a job that actually pays minimum wage. I always see help wanted signs around town, as well as the other small towns in the area and none of them even come close to minimum wage (not that I’d encourage anyone of making a career out of these sort of jobs). Hell, working on a farm 30 years ago when I was a kid paid more than minimum wage.

  18. Posted by mother love, at Reply

    Are your statistic’s including the ILLEGAL’S ????? They drag AMerican wages down yet American’s LOVE the ILLEGALS !!

    • Posted by Julio C. Soria, at Reply

      I think you need to clarify what you point is, because it’s kinda unclear what you mean by illegals dragging American wages down.

    • Posted by L. Spiro, at Reply

      You haven’t been able to produce an error-free sentence yet, which speaks to your inability to produce an accurate statement.
      Do you think every plural needs an apostrophe? Do you know the basic difference between plural and possessive?

      You asked if they included illegal immigrants and then just assumed they did, when in fact they don’t. Then you went on a meaningless rant where you were yet-again wrong on both accounts. Illegals do not go into salary/wage surveys, they don’t get pensions or retirements, and yet they pay sales taxes etc., which means they *literally have more value than you do.*
      Furthermore, Americans don’t “love” illegals. Some Americans love some specific people, who in some cases might end up being illegal.
      There is literally no such thing as all Americans loving a specific thing. Not all Americans love Jews, not all Americans love white people, not all Americans love men and not all Americans love women. There is *literally nothing* that all Americans love.

      You are literally mentally underdeveloped. You can’t produce an error-free sentence and nothing in the blobs you do produce have any relationship with reality. You are *_literally_* hurting America more than immigrants are.

    • Posted by Jah GaZ, at Reply

      mother love… Pount is we have a wetback problem why pay a Whiteman 25$hr when julio sanchez Rodriguez hernandez Villia will do it for 10$an hour and be happy about it and thats what fucks America up it aint fukin rocket science…

    • Posted by Julio C. Soria, at Reply

      Jah GaZ hahaha yeah we will be please to do it and probably do a better job. But wait a second you idiot, I don’t think illegal immigrants are the ones making the minimum wage reforms in the government.

  19. Posted by trevorpinnocky, at Reply

    I think more people need to sign up for a course in basic economics instead of making preposterous comments on YouTube that hurt *you*, not corporations.

    Yes you can raise the minimum wage without having an adverse effect on unemployment as has been shown all over the country. it’s been done successfully for decades. Every time the Republicans argue that raising the minimum wage will increase unemployment and slow the economy, the *opposite* happens.

    Raising the minimum wage bolsters economies. It creates jobs. And in some cases decreases unemployment. Why? The person who makes $15/hr needs all of it. He spends *all* of his money on rent, food, shelter, and clothing and services. *All* of it ends up back in the local economy resulting in an economic boost.

    Please educate yourself and stop helping corporation rip *you* off. And if you can’t afford to pay people a proper wage, maybe *you* don’t have a legitimate business. Yes?

    • Posted by Sejez, at Reply

      not when he becomes more expensive than a robot, then I fire him and he can dig those 15$ from the trash for all I care

    • Posted by cptmiller132, at Reply

      trevorpinnocky to sum up what you said demand increases more with a 15$ min wage than with a 7$ min wage

    • Posted by trevorpinnocky, at Reply

      the increase in automation is not tied to the minimum wage. It is a wholly separate issue.