United States Federal Minimum Hourly Wage  1938-2017 | Data | Chart

Minimum Wages in the United States remained unchanged at 7.25 USD/Hour in 2017 from 7.25 USD/Hour in 2016. Minimum Wages in the United States averaged 2.98 USD/Hour from 1938 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 7.25 USD/Hour in 2009 and a record low of 0.25 USD/Hour in 1938.

United States Federal Minimum Hourly Wage
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United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.70 4.80 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 235.00 238.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 227.00 221.00 1089.00 -816.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 8.00 17.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 28.00 11.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 261.00 246.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1990.00 2025.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 298.00 261.00 384.00 -846.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 152528.00 152081.00 152528.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 7528.00 7635.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.20 0.20 0.60 -0.30 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.40 34.40 34.70 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 63.00 62.90 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.13 1.16 2.80 1.13 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 9.90 10.10 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 111.21 110.75 111.21 17.12 Index Points [+]
Productivity 107.40 107.00 107.40 27.60 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 5582.00 5040.00 6197.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5626.00 5539.00 5973.00 2196.00 Thousands [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 36957.00 45934.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 21.86 21.82 21.86 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.47 3.76 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.65 20.66 20.67 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.50 0.60 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Labor Market Conditions Index 1.30 1.30 32.40 -49.00 Index Points [+]
Population 324.30 322.06 324.30 76.09 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 66.00 66.00 66.00 66.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.00 66.00 66.00 66.00 [+]
Wages High Skilled 4130.00 4150.00 4150.00 4000.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Family 1496.20 1497.50 2680.00 1433.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1407.76 1399.20 1407.76 1302.75 USD/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 27554.00 27405.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 125031.00 124705.00 125031.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 60.00 59.90 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1780.00 1810.00 1860.00 1450.00 USD/Month [+]



United States Federal Minimum Hourly Wage Notes

In the United States, the federal minimum wage is the lowest wage rate that an employer can pay per hour to workers covered by the minimum wage law (the FLSA). The FLSA applies to: employees of federal, state or local government agencies, hospitals and schools, and generally to domestic workers; employees of enterprises that have annual gross volume of sales of at least $500,000; employees of smaller firms if they are engaged in interstate commerce or in the production of goods for commerce. Many states also have minimum wage laws. Where an employee is subject to both the state and federal minimum wage laws, the employee is entitled to the higher minimum wage rate. . This page provides - United States Minimum Wages- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Federal Minimum Hourly Wage - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 1938 - 2017 USD/Hour Yearly



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