Share of workers earning below the applicable state minimum wage, May 2020

Gig workers W-2 service-sector workers
29% 1%

Notes: Hourly wages are inclusive of tips and are compared against the state minimum wage in the worker’s state as of January 2020. W-2 service-sector workers report hourly wages, and gig worker hourly wages are calculated by dividing their previous week’s earnings by their usual hours. 

Source: Authors analysis of Shift Project survey data on gig workers and W-2 service-sector workers collected in May 2020.

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