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Honolulu minimum wage is lowest among 15 most expensive U.S. cities

With such high prices and low wages, it’s no wonder that Honolulu has a homelessness crisis.

State research confirms economic benefit of minimum wage hikes

The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism's latest report demonstrates that a living wage is not only possible, it is economically desirable.

How high is too high? We actually know a lot about minimum wage increases

If the wage rose to $17 by 2024, Hawai‘i's minimum and near-minimum wage workers would receive a total pay increase of over $1.3 billion to spend at local businesses.

Incomes in Hawaii are not as high as you’ve heard: Here’s why

Over the years, the media has often reported that Hawai‘i incomes are among the highest in the nation. If that doesn’t sound quite right to you, trust your gut.

In the past, the U.S. Census Bureau has publicly released information about household and family incomes, but not individual incomes. So while the media is correct to report that we have, for example, the 4th highest median household income in the nation in 2017, they’re not reporting that we have…