Wage growth at the bottom was strongest in states with minimum wage increases in 2017: 10th-percentile wage growth, by presence of 2017 state minimum wage increase and gender, 2016–2017
|States with minimum wage changes||States without minimum wage changes|
Notes: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Vermont, and Washington legislated minimum wage increases that took effect on January 1, 2017. Alaska, Florida, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, Ohio, and South Dakota increased their minimum wages in 2017 because of indexing to inflation. Maryland, Oregon, and Washington, D.C., legislated minimum wage increases that took effect on July 1, 2017. Wage growth for each state group is the employment-weighted average of the changes in 10th-percentile wages in each state. For Maryland, Oregon, and Washington, D.C., since their minimum wage changes went into effect halfway through the year, 50% of their employment-weighted wage change is included in “States without minimum wage changes” and 50% is included in “States with minimum wage changes.” Sample based on all workers ages 18–64.
Source: EPI analysis of Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group microdata