For the past 40 years, Granite Staters have been working harder than ever. Productivity has increased, but for most families, wages are flat and have not kept up with rising costs.
Here are the facts facing thousands of working New Hampshire families:
- A full-time minimum wage worker in New Hampshire makes only $7.25 per hour—or roughly $14,500 per year—and it is hurting Granite State families.
- Seven in 10 minimum wage workers in New Hampshire are women.
- Nearly 60,000 family households in New Hampshire are headed by women, but about 24% of those households have incomes that fall below the poverty level and are struggling to make ends meet.
Raising the minimum wage will enable thousands for working families to afford their basic needs and begin saving for the future. And when working people earn a higher wage, they have more money to put back into our communities, helping to build a stronger, more prosperous economy that works for everyone.