When Working Isn’t Working

  • A single mom with 2 kids in DeKalb County needs to earn a minimum of $18.47 per hour at a 40 hr/week job to support her family without depending on any additional assistance.
  • A 2-parent, 2-kid family in Gwinnett County needs both parents to work full-time and earn at least $12.89/hour to make ends meet.
  • The state of Georgia’s minimum wage is $5.15/hour.  The new federal minimum wage will be $7.25/hour.
  • 63% of jobs in Atlanta pay $10.50/hour OR LESS.

You do the math.

Sources: 2008 Georgia Self-Sufficiency Report; Georgia Living Wage Coalition