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Living Wage Rate Increases For 2021


Last updated 2/15/2021 at 3:41pm

The Living Wage Coalition of Transylvania County has announced the updated living wage rate for 2021-2022. This rate of $13 per hour is based on the federal poverty guidelines for a single person and has increased from $12.60 per hour. Employers who certify for the first time will meet or exceed this rate for all employees. Those already certified as living wage employers will be working to increase wages to $13 during this year and will recertify at $13 in 2022.

Is this enough? A family cannot make it on $13 an hour.

The rate is based on the assumption that a single person, paid for 52...

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