Workers who experience minimum wage violations are much more likely to work in a service occupation than in any other occupation: Occupations of workers experiencing minimum wage violations

Occupation Share of workers experiencing minimum wage violations
Service 46.5%
Sales 15.0%
Office support 8.1%
Professional 7.9% 
Transportation 7.8% 
Production 4.3% 
Management 4.1% 
Construction and extraction 3.0% 
Farming, forestry, and fishing 1.7% 
Installation, maintenance, and repairs 1.6% 

Source: EPI analysis of Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group data, 2013–2015

Sample includes workers age 16 to 85 in the 10 most populous states: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

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