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.
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.