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

Number of workers paid hourly rates at the federal minimum wage in the United States from 1979 to 2017, by gender (in millions)

Wage and salary workers paid minimum wage in the U.S. by gender 1979-2017 This statistic shows the number of workers paid hourly rates at the federal minimum wage in the United States from 1979 to 2017, by gender. In 2017, there were in total 230 thousand male workers receiving hourly rates at the federal minimum wage.
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Number of workers paid hourly rates at the federal minimum wage in the United States from 1979 to 2017, by gender (in millions)

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MenWomen
20170.230.32
20160.270.43
20150.330.54
20140.520.74
20130.620.91
20120.571
20110.651.03
20100.671.15
20090.370.61
20080.090.2
20070.090.18
20060.150.26
20050.190.29
20040.210.31
20030.210.33
20020.220.35
20010.250.41
20000.320.58
19990.450.7
19980.630.97
19970.671.09
19960.761.11
19950.81.16
19940.891.24
19931.091.53
19921.231.75
19911.111.79
19900.390.71
19890.731.06
19881.071.54
19871.281.95
19861.342.13
19851.542.36
19841.632.5
19831.662.6
19821.592.56
19811.532.78
19801.72.99
19791.352.64
MenWomen
20170.230.32
20160.270.43
20150.330.54
20140.520.74
20130.620.91
20120.571
20110.651.03
20100.671.15
20090.370.61
20080.090.2
20070.090.18
20060.150.26
20050.190.29
20040.210.31
20030.210.33
20020.220.35
20010.250.41
20000.320.58
19990.450.7
19980.630.97
19970.671.09
19960.761.11
19950.81.16
19940.891.24
19931.091.53
19921.231.75
19911.111.79
19900.390.71
19890.731.06
19881.071.54
19871.281.95
19861.342.13
19851.542.36
19841.632.5
19831.662.6
19821.592.56
19811.532.78
19801.72.99
19791.352.64
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This statistic shows the number of workers paid hourly rates at the federal minimum wage in the United States from 1979 to 2017, by gender. In 2017, there were in total 230 thousand male workers receiving hourly rates at the federal minimum wage.
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