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How Far Does An $11 Minimum Wage Get You?

Walmart recently announced it would be raising their minimum starting wage to $11 an hour. The announcement comes on the heels of the new federal tax overhaul, a tightening labor market, and increased pressure from around the country for higher state minimum wages. The move is rightly garnering some praise, however it does beg the question of whether or not its enough. How far does an $11 minimum wage go? Continue reading How Far Does An $11 Minimum Wage Get You?