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Wage Gap

Don't like the new $15 minimum wage in Seattle? Well you're probably not going to like the news that it's still not enough. According to a new report by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, a Washington worker needs to earn $21.69/hour to be able to rent a two-bedroom apartment at market rate. That's actually more than two dollars more than the national average ($19.35/hour), which is itself 2.5 times more than the federal minimum wage. [CL]