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Who Works Minimum Wage Jobs In San Diego?

City News Service, KPBS

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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Using recently released data from the American Community Survey, the Institute for Policy Research found that about 28 percent of the roughly 691,000 wage earners 15 or older earn the equivalent of a full-time minimum wage salary, and 37 percent earn the equivalent of $11 an hour or lower.
More than half of low-wage workers are 30 years old or younger. Those 21 or younger make up 22 percent.