Workers in states paying only the federal minimum wage are much more likely to be paid less than $15 per hour

Share of workers paid less than $15 Number of workers paid less that $15
States (and DC) that have a minimum wage higher than $7.25 13% 11,345,000
States where the minimum wage is $7.25 19% 9,768,000

Source: Authors' analysis of EPI Current Population Survey microdata extracts, December 2021–November 2022 Current Population Survey. 

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