A growing number of Americans are being forced to rely on online platforms to get by.
In a few weeks, the number of people who rely on an online platform for their salaries will hit 5.1 million, up from 2.9 million in December, according to the National Association of Realtors.
The number of those paying by phone is at its highest since the mid-1990s.
The median monthly salary for a full-time worker in the U.S. is now $1,895, down more than 50% from the same period in 2017.
The problem is that many workers are still unable to get a proper grasp of how much they will actually make.
That’s because the median salary for full-timers in the United States is $11,800, according the Center for Responsive Politics, and those numbers are not even adjusted for inflation.
That means the median wage for a person with no college education is $15,400, according TOF.
The average annual salary for people with college degrees is $55,700, according a recent report from the University of California, Berkeley.
The typical job, by contrast, is typically a full time, two-year position with a minimum annual compensation of $69,000.
What’s more, a growing number are struggling to get ahead in their chosen field because of stagnant wages.
The report says that the average pay for a college-educated person is about $20,000 a year, and that the median compensation is about the same.
That leaves many workers struggling to meet their basic needs, especially those in the low-wage service sector.
And in some cases, those workers are losing their jobs in the process.
In December, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said that nearly half of all U.H.W. employees were being laid off.
The industry accounted for about a third of the total jobs lost in the past year.
The reason is simple: wages have been stagnant for years.
The most recent year with data available, 2016, was the most recent that the Bureau has reported data on hourly wages.
In that year, hourly pay was up only 1.3%.
That’s not much, but it’s a fraction of what it was in 2016.
Meanwhile, the median hourly pay for workers with at least a bachelor’s degree was just $21.60, according an analysis from the Bureau for Labor Statistics.
Meanwhile a typical union member with an annual salary of $75,000 earned $29.90 an hour in 2015, according data from the National Federation of Independent Business.
In other words, a typical worker making $75k is not exactly getting by, let alone making ends meet.
The minimum wage for full time workers, meanwhile, is currently $9.60 an hour, according and it is likely to rise further.
And that’s where the problem comes into play.
Workers making minimum wage are being pushed into poverty.
The poverty rate for those making minimum-wage work is 25%, according to a 2017 study from the Economic Policy Institute.
That is far higher than the poverty rate of those making $10 an hour or less.
The study notes that nearly a third are children, and another 30% are elderly, which means they make up about one-third of the workforce.
That could explain why the median family income for people making minimum hourly pay is only $21,000, according, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
The same report found that a family of four making $50,000 annually earned just $13,800.
That family could make just $5,200 if they received health insurance.
And when it comes to health care, the report said that workers making minimum wages earn only $2,000 less than those making more than $60,000 per year.
This means that a minimum-paid worker will be unable to afford to buy the most essential health care in a city, which could result in a family struggling to make ends meet and living in poverty.
Workers like this are a problem because they are able to save for retirement, but that’s not going to happen if they have to spend their money in order to get health care.
It’s going to be harder for them to afford the necessities.
That puts a strain on the economy because people are unable to pay their bills and have less money to spend on other things.
The issue isn’t limited to the service sector either.
According to a study from McKinsey & Co., people in the retail and hospitality industries are also feeling the pinch.
The business-focused research firm noted that in the same month that wages for those in these fields were rising, those wages were also declining.
That meant that a portion of workers were spending less money on essentials like food and shelter.
That in turn meant less money for those people who had to rely solely on the dollar.
In 2017, median income for workers making less than $10.90 per hour fell $2.