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Minimum Wages in US – Wages for low-wage workers rose faster in states that increased it

In 2015, wages for low-wage workers rose faster in states that increased their minimum wage than in states that saw no minimum wage increase. Working people in states that increased the minimum wage through legislation—which led to larger increases than indexed increases—saw the biggest boost to their wages, regardless of gender. Women, however, benefited slightly more from boosts to the minimum wage. Overall, the 23 states with a minimum wage increase, plus the District of Columbia, account for about 40 percent of the U.S. workforce.

Source: Wages grew more for low-wage workers in states that raised their minimum wage in 2015 | Economic Policy Institute

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