Poverty and government reliance of blue-collar construction workers in New York and in states with strong and weak prevailing wage laws, 2000–2016

Prevailing wage law
New York state Strong/average Weak/no law
Share below poverty line 8.36% 8.14% 10.68%
Share receiving earned income tax credit (EITC) 13.43% 13.97% 17.52%

Source: Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) to the Current Population Survey, 2000–2016

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