Wage growth at the bottom was strongest in states with legislated minimum-wage increases in 2015: 10th percentile wage growth, by presence or type of 2015 state minimum-wage increase and gender, 2014–2015
|States with no minimum-wage increase||States with indexed increases||States with legislated increases|
Note: Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, Rhode Island, and West Virginia legislated minimum-wage increases in 2015. Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Vermont, and Washington increased their minimum wage in 2015 due to indexing to inflation. Minimum-wage increases in New York and West Virginia enacted December 31, 2014, are included as 2015 increases. Sample based on all workers age 18–64.
Source: EPI analysis of Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group microdata