States with minimum wage increases had stronger growth at the bottom, but not across the board : Wage growth by presence of 2019 state minimum wage increases at the 10th, 50th, and 80th percentiles 2018--2019

Percentile States with minimum wage increases States without minimum wage increases
10th 4.1% 0.9%
50th 0.7% 2.1%
80th 1.5% 2.4%

Sources: Author’s analysis of EPI Current Population Survey Extracts, Version 1.0 (2020),, and EPI analysis of state minimum wage laws. See EPI’s minimum wage tracker for the most current state-level minimum wage information.

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