Wage growth was strong at the bottom regardless of minimum wage changes: Real wage growth at the 10th percentile among states grouped by presence or size of minimum wage increase, 2019–2022

Size of change 10th percentile
No minimum wage change  6.2%
≤10% minimum wage change 7.0%
>10% minimum wage change 8.5%

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.

Source: EPI analysis of the Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group microdata, EPI Current Population Survey Extracts, Version 1.0.37 (2023), https://microdata.epi.org, and EPI analysis of state minimum wage laws.

View the underlying data on epi.org.