A town near Seattle may raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Massachusetts is debating raising the hourly minimum to $11. And in the nation's capital, Senate Democrats are pushing a bill that could raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10.
With all that talk about the minimum wage, we thought a little context would be useful. Here's a breakdown of minimum wage workers in a few key categories, along with a breakdown of all hourly workers, for comparison.
Nationwide, minimum wage workers: