Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Minimum Wage States

Nationally, 5.2 percent of the nation's workers are paid at or below the minimum wage, which is $7.25 per hour. Below are the three states with the largest percentage of minimum-wage workers, and the percentage of workers there who earn minimum wage or less...

Georgia: 9.6%
Mississippi: 8.5%
Texas: 8.0%

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers: 2011

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