Decent Work and Economic Growth in the US

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By 2030, Decent Work and Economic Growth –SDG 8, aims to promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment, and decent work for all. This includes ensuring equal pay, protecting workers’ rights, promoting workplace safety, reducing unemployment rates, and more. It also means supporting the employment, education, and training of young people under 24 years old. Approximately 53 million workers between 18 and 64 (44% of all workers), were in low-wage jobs in 2019 with median annual earnings of $18,000. As of April 2021, 29 states and the District of Columbia have minimum wage laws above the federal minimum wage of $7.25, which was last increased in 2009. The United Nations has defined 12 Targets and 17 Indicators to track progress towards reaching the Sustainable Development Goal of Decent Work and Economic Growth by 2030. This report shows key indicators related to the average income in the U.S., minimum wage by state, people living below the poverty line, and more through the lens of government and social sector data. Explore current Decent Work and Economic Growth challenges in the United States and support funding of solutions to help solve for good. On the map below you can view statistics nationally, by state, or by a collection of states. Visit the X4Impact library of trusted resources for information on minimum wage, pay gaps, workplace safety, workers’ rights, and more. Interested in learning more about the gender pay gap? You can find the data in our Gender Equality in the US – Interactive Report. Learn about current Decent Work and Economic Growth related challenges in the United States and support funding of solutions to help solve for good. Visit the X4Impact library of trusted resources for information on unemployment, retirement , minimum wage, social security, poverty, and more.  118 Tech Solutions EXPLORE  83 Active Challenges START U 35K Trustworthy Articles LEARN  $750M Open Grants APPLY Our goal is to spark innovation and create social impact through collaboration, partnership, community building, and the democratization of access to data. We aggregate data from academia, researchers, entrepreneurs, the private sector, investors, government, and nonprofits, and this interactive report is just one in a series of free interactive tools and reports exploring the data behind the SDGs in the US. Contact us to learn more about the opportunities to partner with us on these tools and more. Notes: Minimum Wage: Some states’ minimum wage varies based on certain characteristics of the employer and employee(s). See the Department of Labor information for a detailed list of these variations. States without Minimum Wage: For the 5 states with no state minimum wage, the federal wage is enforced, and is shown on the trend line. For states with a minimum wage below the federal wage, the value of the state wage is shown on the trend line, but the federal minimum wage is enforced. Arizona Minimum Wage: In 1970 Arizona had a weekly wage instead of an hourly wage, which was substituted with the federal wage on the trend line. Sources: * State minimum wage laws and Minimum Wage value: X4Impact analysis of the National Conference of State Legislatures data and US Census Data. * Population living in poverty by age: Kaiser Family Foundation and X4Impact analysis of US Census 2020 * State minimum wage 1970-2021: X4Impact analysis of Department of Labor, National Conference of State Legislatures, and Tax Policy Center data * Nonprofit-related data: X4Impact analysis of over 600,000 forms 990 filed with the Internal Revenue Service -IRS 2018-2020 * Private Investing data: X4Impact analysis of over 25,000 forms D filed with the Security and Exchange Commission -SEC 2019-2021 * Private and Government Grants: X4Impact 2021 INTERACTIVE REPORTS

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