minwagechart

The minimum wage has basically tracked inflation since 1950 but as each year passes without an increase, the wage falls behind. The two increases shown on the far right were last year's proposals, which failed -- not the actual wage.

The minimum wage has basically tracked inflation since 1950 but as each year passes without an increase, the wage falls behind. The two increases shown on the far right were last year’s proposals, which failed — not the actual wage.

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