Far fewer workers would be in poverty if their employers paid them the legal minimum wage: Poverty status of all minimum-wage-eligible workers in the 10 most populous states and of those paid less than the minimum wage, actual and if all workers were paid correctly
|At current wage values||If subminimum wages were raised to the applicable minimum wage|
|Total number of minimum-wage-eligible workers||Number of eligible workers in poverty||Share of workers in poverty||Number of eligible workers in poverty||Share of workers in poverty||Change in number in poverty||Change in share in poverty|
|All minimum-wage-eligible workers||59,014,000||4,075,000||6.9%||3,916,000||6.6%||-159,000||-0.3 ppt.|
|Eligible workers paid less than the minimum wage||2,422,000||517,000||21.4%||358,000||14.8%||-159,000||-6.6 ppt.|
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Note: Numbers may not add due to rounding. Shares are computed based on unrounded numbers.
Source: EPI analysis of Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group and March Supplement data, 2013–2016