Wage growth was 50% faster for low-wage workers in states with increases to their minimum wage: Real wage growth at the 10th percentile among states grouped by presence of minimum wage increase, 2019–2023

Presence of change 10th percentile
No minimum wage change  7.3%
Any minimum wage change 11.0%

Notes: Figure C details the list of states in each category. See EPI’s minimum wage tracker for the most current state-level minimum wage information. We exclude workers whose wages were allocated or imputed. The wage allocation model does not include state (Census 2021). This can mute or flatten differences in wages between states. 

Source: EPI analysis of the Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group microdata, EPI Current Population Survey Extracts, Version 1.0.48 (2024a), https://microdata.epi.org, and EPI analysis of state minimum wage laws.

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