Is the U.S. Minimum Wage Too Low? (Infographic)
In the U.S., the 2012 federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour—that’s 2.7 times less than the average worker makes. Is this realistic, or does it need to change?
This new infographic, from Mint and Column Five Media, compares the average hourly earnings in the U.S. with the minimum wage, over the last 50 years. It’s a clear illustration of how much the gap between the two has been widening. Check it out below, and then tell us your thoughts on the minimum wage in the comments.
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Courtesy of Mint