In Many States, a Long-Awaited Raise for Low-Paid Workers

Stateline: In 44 states, jobs paying roughly $30,000 were among those that got the largest salary bumps since 2010 — evidence that the steady but modest economic growth of the past half-decade may be reaching people at the bottom of the income ladder.

Restaurant workers in California (who got a 50 percent bump), home health aides in Delaware (28 percent), and hair dressers in West Virginia (28 percent) all ranked in the top five in income growth in their states between 2010 and 2016, according to a Stateline analysis of federal Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

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