Figure A

"Effective" one-year minimum-wage increases for all states, by percent change, 1980–2011

One-year increases
0-5% 85
5-10% 153
10-15% 219
15-20% 14
20-25% 5
25-30% 4
30-35% 5
35%+ 0
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Note: The “effective” minimum wage is defined here as the highest of either the federal or state minimum wage in a given state. Periods with zero percent changes are excluded from Figure A.

Source: Author’s calculations from the University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research’s (2012) state-level data of economic, political, and transfer-program information for 1980–2011

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