- Of all New York workers paid less than $15 an hour, 52 percent received public assistance or had a family member enrolled in a safety net program.
- Of all New York workers, 32 percent earned less than $15 an hour.
- Eighteen percent of workers in New York earned less than $15 an hour and had at least one family member, including themselves, receiving public assistance such as food stamps, the Earned Income Tax Credit, Medicaid, or cash assistance programs.
- Approximately 26 percent of state and local assistance funds in New York went to help low-wage workers.
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