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 4.10 4.10 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 228.00 244.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 221.00 247.00 1089.00 -816.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 7.00 -3.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 31.00 23.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 236.00 238.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1908.00 1960.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 190.00 235.00 384.00 -846.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 153918.00 153861.00 154345.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 6610.00 6520.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.20 -0.10 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.50 34.40 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.70 62.70 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.08 1.08 2.80 1.01 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 9.00 9.10 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 108.36 108.42 109.07 17.12 Index Points [+]
Productivity 108.87 108.07 108.87 27.60 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 6114.00 6200.00 6502.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5996.00 6177.00 6177.00 2196.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 35038.00 29831.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 22.24 22.22 22.24 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 3.22 2.75 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 21.10 21.07 21.10 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.70 0.50 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Labor Market Conditions Index 1.50 3.30 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 [+]
Employment Rate 60.10 60.20 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Part Time Employment 27110.00 27235.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Living Wage Family 2240.00 2150.00 2240.00 2120.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1540.00 1460.00 1540.00 1420.00 USD/Month [+]
Full Time Employment 126827.00 126667.00 126827.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Wages High Skilled 4290.00 4120.00 4320.00 3640.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 2090.00 1830.00 2100.00 1650.00 USD/Month [+]


United States Federal Minimum Hourly Wage

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 December 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
Country Last
Australia 694.90 Jul/17
Brazil 937.00 Nov/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 Oct/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