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 4.30 4.40 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 138.00 174.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 147.00 173.00 1089.00 -816.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls -9.00 1.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls -1.00 11.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 241.00 238.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1944.00 1936.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 253.00 174.00 384.00 -846.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 152923.00 153156.00 153156.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 6861.00 7056.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.20 0.20 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.40 34.40 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.70 62.90 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.01 1.05 2.80 1.01 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.80 9.40 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 110.04 109.45 110.75 17.12 Index Points [+]
Productivity 107.50 107.50 107.50 27.60 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 6371.00 5684.00 6371.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 6044.00 5785.00 6044.00 2196.00 Thousands [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 51692.00 36602.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 22.00 21.96 22.00 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 3.67 4.22 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.78 20.76 20.78 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.80 0.50 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Labor Market Conditions Index 2.30 3.70 32.00 -48.40 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 [+]
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 27366.00 27233.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 125620.00 125987.00 125987.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 60.00 60.20 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1780.00 1810.00 1860.00 1450.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4130.00 4150.00 4150.00 4000.00 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 June of 2017.

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



minimum wages by Country

Last
Australia 694.90 Jul/17
Brazil 937.00 Jun/17
Canada 11.40 Jan/17
China 2300.00 Apr/17
France 1480.27 Jun/17
Germany 8.84 Jan/17
Indonesia 3.35 Jan/17
Japan 823.00 Dec/17
Mexico 80.04 May/17
Netherlands 1551.60 Jun/17
Russia 7500.00 Jan/17
South Korea 6470.00 Jan/17
Spain 825.65 Jun/17
Turkey 1777.50 Jan/17
United Kingdom 7.50 Apr/17
United States 7.25 Dec/17