Hourly Minimum Wage, 2013

In today's dollars, the 1968 hourly minimum wage adds up to $22,235 a year working full time.  The new federal minimum wage of $7.25 comes to just $15,080. That's $7,155 in lost wages.

Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics, Historic Federal Minimum Wage Rates; Department of Labor, CPI Inflaction Calculator

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