Family status of workers affected by increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2024

Share of affected workers who are in each family status group

Family status Unmarried, no children Married, no children Married parent Single parent
52.3%  19.7% 17.2% 10.8%

Share of each family type worker group that would benefit

Family status Share of each category
Single parent 40.8%
Unmarried, no children 38.8%
Married, no children 21.3%
Married parent 19.4%

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

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