Federal minimum wage sets record with no increase since 2009

  • Baseline wage has remained unchanged at $7.25 an hour
  • Inflation has raised cost of living by 18% since last raise

The US federal minimum wage has gone a record length of time without an increase, with the $7.25-an-hour base, remaining unchanged for nearly a decade as of Sunday.

For minimum-wage workers who have a 40-hour work week, and work 52 weeks without having any unpaid time off, this equates to just $15,080 annually, according to a CNN calculation.

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Source: theguardian