The annual income for a full-time employee working the entire year at the federal minimum wage.
The number of states where a minimum wage worker can afford a two-bedroom apartment working a 40-hour week. Learn More
The number of times Congress passed legislation to increase the minimum wage in the last 30 years.
The number of states that annually increase their state minimum to keep up with the rising cost of living (including the District of Columbia)
The number of states (including the District of Columbia) with minimum wage rates currently above the federal level of $7.25.
The federal minimum wage for tipped employees, such as waiters and waitresses, nail salon workers, or parking attendants.
The number of states with no state minimum wage.
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