Michigan Ranks Among Worst States For Wage Growth

DETROIT (AP) – Just in time for the Labor Day holiday … a call to raise the minimum wage has returned. It’s come in the form of worker rallies and a report finding Michigan ranks second-to-worst among states for wage growth during the past 30 years.

Fast-food workers in Detroit, Flint, Lansing and elsewhere protested late last week demanding higher wages.

And the nonprofit advocacy group Michigan League for Public Policy released a study a day later also calling for an increase.

The report finds Michigan’s median wage fell by 7 percent between 1982 and 2012 after adjusting for inflation – the biggest wage drop of all 50 states after Alaska.

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