Wage growth at the bottom was strongest in states with minimum wage increases in 2016: 10th percentile wage growth, by presence of 2016 state minimum wage increase and gender, 2015–2016

States without minimum wage increases States with minimum wage increases
Overall 2.5% 5.2%
Men 2.6% 4.6%
Women 2.5% 6.3%

Note: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia legislated minimum wage increases in 2016. Colorado and South Dakota increased their minimum wage in 2016 due to indexing to inflation. Sample based on all workers age 18–64.

Source: EPI analysis of Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group microdata

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