Source: LA Times
The job pool in Los Angeles is perhaps one of the poorest, where low-wage jobs are too abundant, and not enough opportunities in career for pay raises.
According to the year-end survey (LA Country Economic Development Corp.), only 21 percent of those who are 25 and older have a high school diploma, and 22 percent of those over 25 have no diploma. Yet many of these people likely fill the surplus of jobs that exist that require little skill, and also pay less than $30K most often.
Low-wage employment in the city of Los Angeles is much too common, and people will continue to suffer from unlivable wages if the pool of middle-class jobs is not improved.
Efforts to raise minimum wage are widespread in cities across America, but still cannot guarantee livable wages.
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