About one-fifth of families with a worker earning $16 per hour or less in 2016 used one or more of five federally funded social safety net programs: Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), or the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC). More than half of single-parent families with a low-wage worker used three or more of the five programs. About 40% of the workforce earns $16 per hour or less. In 2016, about 2.36% of all wage and salary workers earned at or below the federal minimum . . .
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