Figure C

Wages for low-wage workers rose faster in states with real minimum wage increases: Change in the 10th percentile real wage in each state group between 2010 and 2018, overall and by gender

States without real increase States with real increase
Overall 5.7% 9.9%
Men 6.0% 8.6%
Women 2.8% 10.7%
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Note: The real minimum wage increased between 2010 and 2018 in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington, and West Virginia.

Source: Authors’ analysis of Current Population Survey basic monthly microdata from the U.S. Census Bureau

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