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Certification Application

Our basic philosophy is that a person working 40 hours a week/52 weeks a year should be able to afford to pay for their own” basic needs” without government or private assistance.  We define basic needs as housing, food, taxes, healthcare, transportation, and other necessities.  We set an hourly wage rate based on a formula.

The living wage rate for Jackson County in 2019 is $12.60 hour.

Living Wage Certification in Jackson County:

To apply for Living Wage Certification in Jackson County click on the Jackson County Living Wage Certification Application.

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