Educational attainment of workers affected by increasing the federal minimum wage to $12 by 2020

Less than high school 19.6%
High school 35.3%
Some college, no degree 25.2%
Associate degree 9.0%
Bachelor’s degree or higher 10.9%

Share of each worker educational attainment group that would benefit

Share of category
Less than high school 57.4%
High school 33.3%
Some college, no degree 33.9%
Associate degree 21.6%
Bachelor’s degree or higher 8.0%

Source: EPI analysis of Raise the Wage Act using Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group microdata

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