Hourly Minimum Wage, 2009

In today's dollars, the 1968 hourly minimum wage adds up to $20,634 a year working full time.  The new federal minimum wage of $7.25 comes to just $15,080.  That's $5,554 in lost wages.

 * Holly Sklar, Minimum Wage Stuck in the 1950s, Miami Herald 7/23/09

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