Over 25% of employed Lethbridge residents were earning less then $15 per hour
According to Statistics Canada for the calendar year ending March 2012:
- Out of the 43,300 people who are employed in Lethbridge, 10,900 (25%) make under $15 per hour.
- Out of the 10,900 low earners, 7700 (70%) earn under $13 per hour. Women represent the majority of low earners with 5900 (54%)
- 9100 (83.5%) of the people who are classified as low earners are in their prime earning years, which are between 20 and 45 years of age.