Grade 9-12

Making Sen$e with Paul Solman: What quality of life can workers earning nation’s highest minimum wage afford?

Updated: May 22 2014,
Author: barrel fan
Open Video

Washington state has the highest minimum wage in the nation at $9.32. Can the state’s low-wage workers can meet their basic needs without assistance? Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores the quality of life for a baggage handler at the Seattle-Tacoma Airport and an employee of McDonald’s.