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The National Average Minimum Wage

Chicken George Wrote: Mar 31, 2013 1:06 AM
Don't they know that imposing a minimum wage, especially now, is another expense for businesses and another drag on the overall economy?

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....