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Majority of US workers favor higher minimum wage, Adecco survey finds

April 19 2018

A majority of working US adults believe the minimum wage should be increased, according to a new survey by Adecco USA. It found 70% of the 1,000 US adults surveyed believed the minimum wage should be higher. Thirty-nine percent said it should be raised “minimally” and 31% said it should be raised “significantly.”

The survey also found that 25% of employees feel they are paid below industry average and 29% quit their last job due to poor wages.

“While unemployment rates have continued to steadily decline, we have yet to see that same kind of positive and progressive movement on wages, which could be why we are seeing an uptick in workers having more than one job to pay the bills,” said Federico Vione, CEO of Adecco, North America, UK and Ireland. “There is much evidence to suggest that companies need to start paying more attention to the benefits packages they are offering, including wages, if they want to be deemed a desirable place to work and remain competitive in this tight labor market.”

The survey included more than 1,000 employed US adults.

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