|Currently Employed||Previously Employed||Ever Employed|
|Less than $5.15||21||20||20|
|$5.15 to 6.00||26||24||25|
|$6.01 to 7.00||24||19||21|
|$7.01 to 8.00||13||13||13|
|$8.01 to 9.00||7||10||9|
|$9.01 to 10.00||5||7||6|
|More than $10.00||4||8||6|
|Average hourly wage||$6.37||$7.64**||$7.12|
|Median hourly wage||$6.31||$6.50||$6.50|
|Fringe Benefits Available|
|Paid sick leave||32||31||31|
|Opportunity for Advancement (Self-assessment)|
|Source: MPR's 2001-02 survey of Illinois TANF cases.
Notes: The survey data have been weighted to be representative of all single-parent TANF recipients in Illinois. Survey item nonresponse may cause the sample sizes for specific variables to be smaller than those shown. Rounding may cause percentages to sum to something other than 100. We conducted two-tailed t-tests (for continuous variables) and chi-square tests (for categorical variables) for differences between currently and previously employed case heads.
*/**/*** Difference between cases with a currently/previously employed head is statistically significant at the .10/.05/.01 level.
a Statistics in this table are on the characteristics of the current or most recent jobs held by case heads who ever worked for pay.
b This estimate includes both case heads who are paid on an hourly basis and those who are paid a salary where the hourly wage was calculated.