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Joint Economic Committee Democrats Chairman - Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA)

Fast Facts: Across Most States, the Typical Child Care Worker Makes Below a Living Wage

In four areas, the median hourly wage for a child care worker is below 80 percent of the living wage. Those include New York (where the median child care worker is paid 75 percent of the living wage), the District of Columbia (73 percent), Georgia (67 percent) and Hawaii (61 percent).