Orlando has lowest median income of top 50 cities due to tourist service economy

Posted Thursday, October 9, 2014 9:23 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Many theme park workers belong to a growing class of working poor in Orlando, which has the lowest median pay among the 50 most-populous American metropolitan areas, according to U.S. Labor Department data. Three of the city’s largest employers, including Walt Disney Co., increased starting pay this year. Even after Disney raised its minimum wage to $10 per hour, many still live below the federal poverty line.

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