Patchwork of Paychecks: Pennsylvania
There are not enough jobs to go around in Pennsylvania. There are 723,000 job seekers, but only about 19,000 total job openings. Of those, only 48 percent pay a living wage for a single adult and only 11 percent pay enough for a single adult with two children to make ends meet. This means there are eight job seekers for every job opening that pays a living wage for a single adult and 33 job seekers for every job opening that pays a living wage for a single adult with two children.
Additionally, women and people of color in Pennsylvania are more likely to work part-time than are workers overall. While about 25 percent of all workers reported working part-time, 31 percent of black workers and 36 percent of female workers reported working fewer than 40 hours per week.