Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Fewer Minimum Wage Workers

Between 2010 and 2014, the number of minimum wage workers in the United States fell by 31 percent—a decline of more than 1 million.

Number (and percent) of wage and salary workers paid at or below minimum wage
2014: 2,992,000 (2.9%)
2010: 4,360,000 (6.0%)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey

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