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Cleaners Priced Out of Prosperous Cities

August 15, 2017
KEYWORDS cleaners / income / janitors / wages
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Hiring and keeping janitors in large, prosperous cities in the United States has become more challenging as housing prices in these areas have become too high for cleaning staff to afford.

Although cleaners in larger cities make more money than their colleagues in smaller metro areas, they also use a larger percentage of their salary toward housing, according to a recent paper by economists at the University of Chicago and Harvard University, Quartz media reports. For example, 52 percent of an average janitor’s income goes to housing in New York, NY. As a result, janitors and cleaners are moving away from the most prosperous cities. 

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