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Advocacy group’s report pegs ‘living wage’ at $16.13 for single adults

Two advocacy groups worried about the difficulties faced by low-wage workers have produced a new Job Gap Report for 2012, documenting what they say are “broken bootstraps” that keep many workers from rising out of poverty. The report was handed out at the Capitol last week by liberal advocacy group Washington Community Action Network and the left-of-center Alliance for a Just Society.

One finding in the 14th yearly report is that a livable wage in Washington state is now $16.13 an hour for a single adult, based on an assessment of the cost for basic needs such as food, shelter,

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