Wage growth at the bottom was strongest in states with minimum wage increases in 2018: 10th-percentile wage growth, by presence of 2018 state minimum wage increase and by gender, 2017–2018
|States with minimum wage changes||States without minimum wage changes|
Notes: Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, New York, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Washington legislated minimum wage increases that took effect on January 1, 2018. Alaska, Florida, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, Ohio, and South Dakota increased their minimum wages in 2018 because of indexing to inflation. Maryland, Oregon, and the District of Columbia legislated minimum wage increases that took effect on July 1, 2018. Delaware legislated minimum wage increases that took effect on October 1, 2018. Sample based on all workers ages 16 and older.
Source: EPI analysis of Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group microdata from the U.S. Census Bureau