Talking Point: Is Utah really a low-wage state?


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(KSL News) Utah has long been considered a low-wage state. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics backs that up.

The bureau's statistics show Utah's weekly wage at $696. The national average is $885. That means Utah ranks 38th in the nation.

But new data from the Utah Foundation reveals we could be closer to the national average than many people believe.

Mark Knold, chief economist for the Department of Workforce Services, and State Rep. Neil Hansen, who serves on a minimum wage task force, joined us to discuss this issue in Talking Point.

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