Raw Data: Workers Earning Minimum Wage

I was diddling around with some other stuff and couldn’t find what I wanted, but in the process I ran across this:

The federal minimum wage has declined so much that it barely even matters anymore. Even at the height of the Great Recession, only 1 percent of employed men and 2 percent of employed women worked for the minimum wage. Today the figures are 0.23 percent and 0.37 percent.

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