The 2013 Job Gap Study calculates living wage levels for five household types in Montana, nine other states and New York City, and then calculates the ratio of job-seekers for every living wage job opening. The 2013 report also calculates a national job gap figure and analyzes trends in the number and share of job openings with median wages below and above $15 an hour, the wage level currently sought by retail and fast-food workers across the country.
- A living wage in Montana ranges from $13.92 per hour for a single individual to $17.70 per hour per adult for a family of four with both parents working.
- There are 8 job-seekers for every job opening that pays a living wage for single individuals, and 32 job-seekers for every job opening that pays a living wage for a family of four with two working parents.
- Nationally 50 million workers are not making enough to cover their basic needs, stalling the economy.
Download the 2013 Montana Job Gap Report.