Providing Opportunity for California’s Low Wage WorkersCalifornia’s workforce earned less than $13.63 per hour, two-thirds of the median wage of a full-time worker. Unless California’s education and training institutions address the skill needs of low-wage workers income inequality will continue to grow as larger numbers of Californians face barriers to economic mobility.
By the Numbers – California’s Low-Wage Workforce
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