Wage and salary workers in the U.S. paid minimum wage 1979-2017

Number of wage and salary workers in the United States paid hourly rates at the prevailing Federal minimum wage from 1979 to 2017 (in 1,000s)

by Erin Duffin, last edited Sep 13, 2019
Wage and salary workers in the U.S. paid minimum wage 1979-2017 This statistic displays the number of wage and salary workers in the United States paid hourly rates at the prevailing Federal minimum wage from 1979 to 2017. In 1979, total 3,997 thousand workers were paid hourly rates at the official minimum wage. In 2017, almost 542 thousand workers were paid hourly rates at the prevailing minimum wage. The prevailing Federal minimum wage was $7.25 per hour in 2017.
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Number of wage and salary workers in the United States paid hourly rates at the prevailing Federal minimum wage from 1979 to 2017 (in 1,000s)

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