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The National Average Minimum Wage

Chicken George Wrote: Mar 31, 2013 1:03 AM
Obama and the people advising him knows nothing about economics, the minimum wage and the effect it has on low income people and the economy over all. Some one should listen to what Milton Friedman has to say about minimum wage.

Not long ago, we featured a pretty cool looking chart illustrating the many minimum wages that have applied at the federal and for various states in the U.S. since 1994. Today, we're streamlining things a bit to determine the national average minimum wage for the United States!

To do that, we've calculated the percentage share of each state's population with respect to the combined population of all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and multiplied each state's share of the U.S. population by the greater of either the federal minimum wage or the state's minimum wage....