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Here's Who Earns The Minimum Wage, In 3 Graphs

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:

Minimum Wages By Industry
Distribution of Minimum Wage by Age
Distribution of Minimum Wage By Gender



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