Raise Georgia’s Minimum Wage to Expand Middle Class, Strengthen Economy
Georgia’s economy is increasingly tilted toward the types of jobs that don’t pay workers enough to make ends meet or keep their families out of poverty. They are food servers at local restaurants. Retail clerks selling products they can’t afford. Home health aides helping the frail and disabled live with dignity. More Georgians are working in these types of jobs than ever, and the state’s economy is leaving them behind. Wages are flat, workers put in extra hours at lower-quality jobs, while inequality skyrockets. Georgia businesses and the economy struggle as a result, as working families spend and invest less. Download the full report.