An additional 22.4% are ages 25 to 34, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics; both shares have stayed more or less constant over the past decade.
That 3 million represents about 2.3% of all wage and salary workers.
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Together, these states include 61% of the nation’s working-age (16 and over) population, according to our analysis of U. About 20.6 million people (or 30% of all hourly, non-self-employed workers 18 and older) are “near-minimum-wage” workers.
But while large majorities of Democrats (90%) and independents (71%) said they favored such an increase, Republicans were more evenly split (53% in favor and 43% opposed).
Since it was last raised in 2009, to the current .25 per hour, the federal minimum has lost about 8.1% of its purchasing power to inflation.The Economist recently estimated that, given how rich the U. is and the pattern among other advanced economies in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, “one would expect America…to pay a minimum wage around an hour.” Nearly half (48.2%) of the 3 million hourly workers who were at or below the federal minimum in 2014 were ages 16 to 24.(See more about the demographics of minimum-wage workers.) Twenty-nine states, plus the District of Columbia and nearly two dozen cities and counties, have set their own higher minimums.State hourly minimums range from .50 in Arkansas, Maine and New Mexico to .47 in Washington state, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Among the cities that have enacted even higher local minimums are San Francisco ( by 2018), Seattle ( by 2021), Chicago ( by 2019) and San Diego (.50 by 2017), according to the National Employment Law Project.As efforts to raise the federal minimum wage from .25 an hour have stalled repeatedly, several states and cities – from Los Angeles to New York state to Washington, D. – are acting on their own to raise minimum pay rates.