"Nearly half of American workers do not earn enough to rent a one-bedroom apartment, according to new data.Rents in the US continued to increase through the pandemic, and a worker now needs to earn about $20.40 an hour to afford a modest one-bedroom rental. The median wage in the US is about $21 an hour.The data, from the National Low Income Housing Coalition, shows that millions of Americans – from Amazon warehouse workers to cab drivers to public school teachers – are struggling to pay rent. For the poorest Americans, market-rate housing is out of reach in virtually all of the country."
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|Guardian graphic. Source: National Low Income Housing Coalition. Note: In 2021 dollars|