This graph shows minimum hourly wages in both nominal pay and inflation-adjusted pay in the United States since 1960.
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Data taken from table 4.39 in the 12th edition of The State of Working America. See table notes here. Income values are in terms of 2012 dollars.Data were downloaded and compiled by Pat Maher. Data updated in 2014 by Harry Maher. Graphing software written and designed by Emircan Uysaler and Kim Spasaro.