Value of wage theft in the United States in 2012

The statistic above provides information on the value of robberies compared to wage theft in the United States. In 2012, 280 million U.S. dollars were stolen by employers from their employees by working them off the clock, by failing to pay the minimum wage, or by cheating them of overtime pay. While the value of combined street, bank, gas station and convenience store robberies was about 139 million U.S. dollars in 2012.

Value of robberies* compared to wage theft in the United States in 2012

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Source

Release date

April 2014

Region

United States

Survey time period

2012

Supplementary notes

* Value of combined street, bank, gas station, and convenience store robberies.

Wage theft is the illegal withholding of wages or the denial of benefits that are rightfully owed to an employee.

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