Minimum Wage

Hailey Smith

Facts & Statistics About Minimum Wage

  • Minimum wage is defined as less then $10.10 per hour
  • 26% of our workforce earn less than $10.55 an hour
  • 37% of these people who work at minimum wage are between the ages of 35 to 64 years old
  • Even among those making the rock-bottom wage of $7.25 an hour, teens are still a minority
  • Several other states, including Hawaii and Connecticut, have already boosted their minimum wages this year, while Seattle's city council has voted in favor of it being boosted to $15 per hour
  • Minimum has stayed unchanged since 2009
  • Changing minimum wage to $10.10 per hour would benefit 25 million workers
  • 73% of women in the minimum wage work force depend on tips to get by

My Opinion On Minimum Wage

My opinion on minimum wage is that I think that we should boost it. Boosting it would help with our major lack of job issue. I think that it may affect the industry slightly. It may raise prices but, it will get our country back to the working body that we all know we are.

Surprising Things!

A few things that surprised me were that a large part of the minimum wage work force are between the ages of 35 to 64 years old. I thought that minimum wage was a teenager thing, not for grown people.