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

Number of workers paid hourly rates below the federal minimum wage in the United States from 1979 to 2017, by gender (in 1,000s)

Wage and salary workers in the U.S. paid less than minimum wage, by gender 1979-2017 This statistic shows the number of workers paid hourly rates below the federal minimum wage in the United States from 1979 to 2017, by gender. In 2017, approximately 452,000 male workers were working for a wage below the federal minimum.
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Number of workers paid hourly rates below the federal minimum wage in the United States from 1979 to 2017, by gender (in 1,000s)

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MenWomen
19798462,070
19809832,104
19811,1192,394
19826971,651
19835851,492
19844901,348
19854401,198
19864081,192
19873641,105
19883111,008
1989379994
19907121,420
19917951,582
19926531,286
19935731,133
19946741,322
19955421,157
19966191,244
19971,1471,843
19981,0391,794
19997681,426
20005821,170
20014971,021
2002582997
20034931,062
20044701,013
2005459944
2006422861
20074601,002
20086381,302
20099901,603
20109431,598
20117851,366
20126961,288
20136211,148
20145981,139
20156291,062
2016499952
2017452829
MenWomen
19798462,070
19809832,104
19811,1192,394
19826971,651
19835851,492
19844901,348
19854401,198
19864081,192
19873641,105
19883111,008
1989379994
19907121,420
19917951,582
19926531,286
19935731,133
19946741,322
19955421,157
19966191,244
19971,1471,843
19981,0391,794
19997681,426
20005821,170
20014971,021
2002582997
20034931,062
20044701,013
2005459944
2006422861
20074601,002
20086381,302
20099901,603
20109431,598
20117851,366
20126961,288
20136211,148
20145981,139
20156291,062
2016499952
2017452829
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This statistic shows the number of workers paid hourly rates below the federal minimum wage in the United States from 1979 to 2017, by gender. In 2017, approximately 452,000 male workers were working for a wage below the federal minimum.
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